Born in the South Island but shifted to Auckland, studied art at Auckland Boys’ Grammar School. Began an apprenticeship in the sign-writing trade where he learnt brush and colour mixing skills.
Patrick owned and operated his own sign company for 25 years successfully until the advent of the computer in the industry….. a classic case of machine replacing man.
After retiring as a sign-writer he began painting on canvas with acrylics. Having had no formal art education or tuition he drew on his experience of many years in the sign-writing trade. Patrick has been painting on canvas now for six years in his studio at Papamoa. He accepts commission work.
Patrick has exhibited successfully locally, within New Zealand and has had works purchased by overseas buyers.