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.

Teaching Experience

Full-time Faculty - Kansas City Art Institute - Kansas City MO - 2001-2006

Workshops - Coppini Academy of Fine Art - San Antonio TX - 2017-2018

Workshop - New Studio for the Visual Arts - Jupiter FL- 2018

Workshop - Richmond Plein Air - Richmond VA - 2018

Workshop - Penn Valley Plein Air Festival - Kansas City MO - 2017 -2018

Workshop - White River Plein Air Festival - Cotter AR - 2017

Workshops - Augusta Plein Air Festival - Augusta MO - 2016-2018

Workshops - Harold's Fine Arts - San Antonio TX - 2016-2017

Workshops - Eva Reynolds Fine Arts - Kansas City MO - 2005-2015

Exhibitions

Laguna Plein Air Painters: Best of Plein Air - Forest & Ocean Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA - July, 2018

Oil Painters Of America 2018 Juried Salon Show - Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City, MI - June, 2017

Oil Painters Of America National Juried Exhibition - Steamboat Art Museum - Steamboat Springs, CO - June, 2018

Airstream Fine Art Invitational - Airstream - Riverside Art Center - Wapakoneta, OH - May, 2018

American Impressionist Society 2018 Impressions: Small Works Showcase - Greenwich House Gallery - Cincinnati, OH - March, 2018

American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition - Montgomery Lee Fine Art - Park City, UT - September, 2017

Laguna Plein Air Painters: Best of Plein Air - Forest & Ocean Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA - June, 2017

Airstream Fine Art Invitational - Airstream -Headquarters - Jackson Center, OH - May, 2017

Oil Painters Of America National Juried Exhibition - Eisele Gallery of Fine Art - Cinncinnati, OH - May, 2017

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

American Impressionist Society 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 Beach, 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

(c) Patrick Saunders Fine Arts