Patrick Saunders is an artist, painting and creating fine art across North America.

Artist's Statement

I believe that art is the act of creation. The result, whether it is a painting, sculpture, photograph etc., is simply a record of the creation experience. My approach is to free myself from preconceived visual beliefs and interpret the world directly before me. In so doing, I rediscover the colors, textures and values of everyday life that we otherwise take for granted. This is what drives me to paint and what I encourage in my students.

My art is the product of diligence in practice. I do not believe in talent. I believe that all of us have the potential to create art, if we choose to dedicate ourselves to the pursuit.

Upcoming Events

- Workshop, The Coppini Academy of Fine Arts, San Antonio, TX - February 25, 2017

- Lighthouse Plein Air Festival, Tequesta, FL - March 8 - 12, 2017

- Plein Air Southwest Salon, Dallas, TX - April 8, 2017

- Workshop, Augusta Plein Air Festival, Augusta, MO - April 21, 2017

- Workshop, Augusta Plein Air Festival, Augusta, MO - April 23, 2017

- Workshop, Plein Air On the White River, Cotter, AR - May 3 - 6, 2017

- Judge, Plein Air On the White River, Cotter, AR - May 3 - 6, 2017

- Workshop, Penn Valley Plein Air Festival, Kansas City, MO - May, 2017

- Judge, Penn Valley Plein Air Festival, Kansas City, MO - May, 2017

- Oil Painters of America 26th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Cincinnati, OH - May 12 - June 10, 2017

- Airstream Plein Air Invitational, Jackson Center, OH - May 30 - June 4, 2017

- Plein Air Easton, Easton, MD - July 17 - 23, 2017

- Door County Plein Air Festival, Door County, WI - July 23 - 29, 2017

- Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona AZ - October 14 - 21, 2017

- EnPleinAirTEXAS, San Angelo TX - October 22 - 28, 2017

Exhibitions

Outdoor Painters Society Plein Air Southwest Salon - Artist's Showplace Gallery - Dallas, TX - April, 2017

2017 Impressions: Small Works Showcase - Randy Higbee Gallery - Costa Mesa, CA - March, 2017

Signature Impressions, Laguna Plein Air - Huntington Beach Art Center - Huntington Beach, CA - November, 2016

Art & Nature, Laguna Plein Air - Forest & Ocean Gallery - Laguna, CA - October, 2016

2016 American Masters Exhibition - Salmagundi Club - New York, NY - September, 2016

Outdoor Painters Society Plein Air Southwest Salon - Southwest Gallery - Dallas, TX - April, 2016

Oil Painters Of America National Juried Exhibition - Cutter & Cutter Fine Art - St. Augustine, FL - May, 2015

"Painting Kansas City" - Henderson Engineers - Lenexa, KS - January, 2015

"Painting Kansas City" - Waddell & Reed - Kansas City, MO - October, 2014

Oil Painters Of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition - Eisele Gallery of Fine Arts - Cincinnati, OH - September, 2014

Oil Painters Of America National Juried Exhibition - Bennington Center For the Arts - Bennington, VT - June, 2014

"Penn Valley Park Plein Air Exhibition" - Buttonwood Art - Kansas City, MO - May, 2014

"Patrick Saunders Recent Works" - Eva Reynolds Fine Arts - Leawood, KS - April, 2014

"Florals In Oil," - Freeland Photography - Lee's Summit, MO - March, 2014

"Patrick Saunders Recent Works" - Berkowitz Oliver - Kansas City, MO - January, 2014

Hooray for the Holidays Charity Auction - Mission Farms - Leawood, KS - November, 2014

Kansas City Art Institute Fireside Committee Gala - Kansas City, MO - November, 2014

Brush Creek Art Walk Annual Exhibition - Bruce Watkins Cultural Center - Kansas City, MO - October, 2013

Wise Gallery - Kansas City, MO - April, 2013

Wise Gallery - Kansas CIty, MO - December, 2012

Oil Painters Of America National Juried Exhibition - Nichols Taos Fine Art Gallery - Taos, NM - May, 2003

Northern Colorado Artist Association National Juried Exhibition - Loveland, CO - April, 2003

"Face It: Portraits" - St. Louis Artists' Guild - St. Louis, MO - January, 2003

"Artists For the New Century" - Bennington Center For the Arts - Bennington, VT - September, 2002

Lake Forest Art Expo - Chicago, IL - June, 1998

"Art In the Woods - Corporate Woods - Overland Park, KS - May, 19980

"New Works" - The Gallery, Sheraton Suites - Kansas City, MO - March, 1998

Lake Forest Art Expo - Chicago, IL - June, 1997

Lake Forest Art Expo - Chicago, IL - June, 1996

Group Show - Eva Reynolds Fine Arts - Lenexa, KS - July, 1995

Group Show - Zographia Gallery - Kansas City, MO - May, 1995

Group Show - Yako Gallery - Kansas City, MO - January, 1993

"Race For the Sun" - U.S. Department of Energy - Washington, D.C. - September, 1992

Group Show - Kemper Gallery - Kansas City, MO - May, 1992

Annual Juried Exhibition - Society of Illustrators - New York, NY - May, 1992

Group Show - Kansas City Art Institute - Kansas City, MO - January 1992

Annual Juried Exhibition - Society of Illustrators - New York, NY - May, 1991

Group Show - Prairie Village City Hall - Prairie Village, KS - April, 1991

Press

"Premier Pieces Picked for 2016 Paint the Peninsula Competition" - Peninsula Daily News - 2016

"Painting the Peninsula In Port Angeles" - PleinAirCollector.com - 2016

"Why This Works: Dark-Light Pattern" - OutdoorPainter.com - 2016

"New Faces Win in Easton" - PleinAirCollector.com - 2016

"Winners In Richmond" - PleinAirCollector.com - 2016

"What Happened In Frederick, MD" - PleinAirCollector.com - 2016

"Annapolis Proves Rewarding" - PleinAirCollector.com - 2016

"Winners at Penn Valley" - PleinAirCollector.com - 2016

"Hail, Hogs and a Triple Crown in Augusta, MO" - OutdoorPainter.com - 2016

"Anatomy of An Award Winner: Patrick Saunders" - OutdoorPainter.com - 2016

"On the Road" - Central Standard, KCUR.org - 2016

"Texas's Outdoor Painters Society Announces Awards From Salon" - PleinAirCollector.com - 2016

"Great Day St. Louis" - KMOV - 2016

"Awards, Deep In the Heart of Texas" - PleinAirCollector.com - 2015

"Not - So- Old Paint" - San Angelo Standard Times - 2015

"Selling Everything, Painting Everywhere" - OutdoorPainter.com - 2015

"Telluride Plein Air: Postscript" - Telluride Inside - 2015

"Many Winners at Augusta Plein Air" - Plein Air Magazine - 2015

"Two Kansas City Artists Quit Jobs, Sell Stuff, And Travel the Country by Airstream" - KCUR.org - 2015

"Winners in KC's Stems Event" - PleinAirCollector.com - 2015

"My Favorite Place to Paint" - OutdoorPainter.com - 2014

Art Attack - Kansas City Live, KSHB TV - 2014

"Painting the View Out Your Front Door" - OutdoorPainter.com - 2013

"To Inspire Or Be Inspired?" - Kansas City Star - 2003

"21 Under 31" - Southwest Art Magazine - 2001

Kansas City Star - 2000

Kansas City Star - 2000

Illustration Annual - Communication Arts - 1996

Annual Exhibition- Society of Illustrators - 1992

Annual Exhibition - Society of Illustrators - 1991

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