Gregory James Gallery has a limited number of works available from Roxbury artist Michael Patterson’s Figure Studies and Abstract collections.
Patterson, who has painted since childhood and cites living in Paris for three years in the mid-80s as his most influential experience, is known for his landscapes, and for beach scenes that embody influences of modernists like Matisse and Milton Avery.
In addition to figures and people at the beach, subjects that hold his attention range from rainy city streets and sun on sparkling waters, to dappled sunlight, and people playing music and expressing feelings.
Born in Hudson, N.Y., in 1953 into a family of painters, Patterson is a SUNY Purchase graduate whose travels have taken him to Vermont, Maine, California, New Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Europe.
In addition painting, he creates sculptures in stone and clay, both figurative and abstract, according to his website.
Patterson’s work is in over 500 private and corporate collections in the U.S. and Europe.