Nick Patten

Oil Paintings

Artist and painter, Nick Patten, is often described as an American Vermeer bringing beauty and mystique to everyday scenes. His subjects are simple and his vision profound. Patten invites us to fall in love with light again. His paintings glow with angled, reflected, curtain-diffused light. In his current exhibition Patten is featuring all new interiors many of which have a twist. These recent paintings have a piece of art on the wall – an iconic Provincetown scene. Patten has taken a photograph and then printed the image on fine rice paper from Nepal. He then mounts the photograph to the painting embellishing the image, thus creating depth and a sense of place. Patten studied at the Art Students League in NYC and the National Academy of Design. He then moved to Cape Cod where he developed a significant following of collectors through numerous exhibitions in the region. Recently, he returned to the Hudson Valley. His works can be found in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, including the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Boston Public Library, the Print Club of Albany Permanent Collection, and many other corporate and museum collections. “I don’t try to manipulate the observer’s emotions,” he says. Regardless of his intentions, Patten’s hauntingly still, calm and serene paintings often leave viewers with a sense of wistful nostalgia.