Patrick Saunders

Patrick Saunders artist painter

Award-winning painter Patrick Saunders is a signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and a member of the Portrait Society of America. Accomplished both as a fine artist and as a commercial artist, Patrick currently teaches workshops in plein air while traveling the country in an Airstream with his photographer wife, Kimberly.

Patrick has studied with many renowned painters, including Mark English, Malcolm Liepke, Wilbur Niewald, Richard Schmid, Carolyn Anderson, and Burton Silverman. He paints a variety of subjects, including portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, and florals, and frequently teaches workshops during his travels.

After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA, Patrick spent a decade as an artist at Hallmark Cards before returning to the KCAI to accept a full-time faculty position teaching illustration, painting, animation, and web design. Teaching led to a job offer in advertising, where, as a Group Creative Director, Patrick led teams of marketing professionals in New York, San Francisco, and globally, producing advertising for clients such as Colgate-Palmolive, Whole Foods, Hill’s Pet Food, FedEx, Revlon, Southwest Airlines, Tom’s of Maine, Nextel, Skyy, Kashi, and Kellogg’s.

Throughout his career, Patrick has been recognized for outstanding work, earning awards from the Portrait Society of America, the Oil Painters of America, the American Advertising Federation, the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the Web Marketing Association, the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts. He was featured by Southwest Art Magazine as one of their 21 Artists to Watch Under 31 in 2001. His KCAI students voted to honor Patrick with an Educator of the Year award.

In 2013, Patrick began plein air painting, and has won awards from numerous nationally recognized events and organizations, including Plein Air Easton, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Texas, Plein Air Richmond, Maui Plein Air, Telluride Plein Air, Lighthouse Plein Air and Sedona Plein Air. In September 2018, Patrick was the cover artist and featured in Southwest Art Magazine.

Patrick is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and a member of the Portrait Society of America.

To learn more about Patrick Saunders, visit: https://www.patricksaunders.com

 

 

 

Patrick Saunders Select Awards & Exhibitions

 
Awards & Honors

Olmsted Plein Air, Atlanta, GA – Quick Draw, 2nd Place – July, 2020

Lighthouse Plein Air, Palm Beach, FL – First Place – March, 2020

Oil Painters of America – Fall Online Showcase – 2nd Place – Nov, 2020

Invitational Exhibition, Riverside Art Center – Best In Show – July, 2019

Olmsted Plein Air, Atlanta, GA – Quick Draw, 2nd Place – April, 2019

Olmsted Plein Air, Atlanta, GA – Best Architectural Award – April, 2019

Portrait Society of America – Certificate of Excellence – March, 2019

Lighthouse Plein Air, Palm Beach, FL – Third Place – March, 2019

Lighthouse Plein Air, Palm Beach, FL – Quick Draw, 2nd Place – March, 2019

En Plein Air Texas – Artists’ Choice Texas Artist Camp Award – October, 2018

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational – Revelite Award – Oct, 2018

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational – Strada Award – October, 2018

Gateway International Painting Competition – Finalist – August, 2018

Richeson75 International Portrait Competition – Finalist – August, 2018

Plein Air Easton – Best Marine Award – July 2018

Plein Air Easton – Artists Choice Award, Tilghman Island – July, 2018

Plein Air Richmond – First Place Quickdraw – June, 2018

Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest, Rockport, TX –

Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence – May, 2018

Airstream Fine Art Invitational – Third Place – May 2018

Lighthouse Plein Air, Palm Beach, FL – Second Place – March, 2018

Maui Plein Air – Makana Aloha Foundation Award – February, 2018

Maui Plein Air – Collector’s Choice Award – February, 2018

Oil Painters of America, Fall Online Showcase – Third Place, Signature Division – December, 2017

Gateway International Painting Competition – Best In Show – November, 2017

En Plein Air Texas – Third Place – October, 2018

Sedona Plein Air – Judge’s Choice Award – October, 2017

Plein Air Easton – Imagine Two Futures Award – July, 2017

Laguna Plein Air Painters: Best of Plein Air – Second Place – June, 2017

Plein Air Richmond – Best In Show – June, 2017

Buck’s County Plein Air – Third Place Quick Draw – June, 2017

Buck’s County Plein Air – Third Place Overall – June, 2017

Airstream Fine Art Invitations – People’s Choice Award – May, 2017

Eureka Springs Plein Air Festival – People’s Choice Award – May 2017

Plein Air KC – Kansas City, MO - Judge – May, 2017

Plein Air On the White River – Cotter, AR – Judge – April, 2017

En Plein Air Texas – Second Place – October, 2016

Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona AZ – Best of Show – October, 2016

Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona AZ – First Place, Main Street Paint Out – October, 2016

Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles, WA – Olympic Rangers Interpretation Award – August, 2016

Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles, WA – First Place Paintout – August, 2016

Plein Air Easton – 3rd Place, Small Painting Sunday – July, 2016

Plein Air Easton – Life On the Farm Award – July, 2016

Easels In Frederick – Best Use of Light Award Winner – June, 2016

Paint Annapolis – People’s Choice Award Winner – June, 2016

Penn Valley Park Plein Air Fest – Best In Show – May 2016

Outdoor Painter’s Society, Plein Air Southwest, Dallas, TX – Artist’s Choice Award Winner – April, 2016

Paint the Town, Marble Falls, TX – Best In Show – March 2016

Telluride Plein Air – Artist’s Choice, 3rd Place – July, 2015

Augusta Plein Air – Best of Show – April, 2015

 

Exhibitions

Bosque Art Classic, Bosque Art Center – Clifton, TX – September,2020

Oil Painters of America Juried Salon Show – August, 2020

Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, RS Hanna Gallery – Fredericksburg, TX – August, 2020

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition, Beverly McNeil Gallery – Birmingham, AL – October, 2019

American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club – New York, NY – September, 2019

Bosque Art Classic, Bosque Art Center – Clifton, TX – September,2019

Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Illume Gallery of Fine Art – St George, UT – June, 2019

Richeson75 Figure/Portrait Exhibition – Richeson School of Art – Kimberly, WI – October, 2018

American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, Peninsula School of Art – Fish Creek, WI – September, 2018

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, 2018

Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Steamboat Art Museum – Steamboat Springs, CO – June, 2018

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

American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase, Greenwich House Gallery – Cinncinnati, OH – March, 2017

American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, Montgomery Lee Fine Art – Park City, Utah – September, 2017

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

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

Alumapalooza 8, Airstream Fine Art Invitational – Jackson Center, OH – May, 2017

Plein Air Southwest Salon, Southwest Gallery – Dallas, TX – April, 2017

American Impressionist Society 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

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

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

Visit Patrick Saunders Fine Arts for more information about works and workshops: https://www.patricksaunders.com