Patrick Antonelle has been painting for over three decades, continuously in pursuit of perfecting his talent. Although an alumnus of the School of Visual Arts at the Brooklyn Museum and the Art Students League, it has been mostly self-education and confidence that has guided him from novice to master of his profession. In essence, he attributes life and nature as his best teachers. When not painting the landscapes of Pennsylvania or the seascapes of Long Island, Patrick has most recently been portraying the many facades and moods of New York City, Central Park and their environs. Depictions of his favorite New York architecture in various seasons, rendered in his own Pointillistic- Impressionistic style. In this genre, he often resurrects nostalgic New York scenes that have been long forgotten.
Manhattan Arts magazine called Patrick "the foremost impressionist painter of our century." Also dubbed the "American Renoir" by critics, his gift to transform the prosaic urban scene into something infinitely romantic is immediately evident in his work. His goal with each canvas is to combine nature with the ingenuity of man; specifically as embodied in architecture, thereby creating a peaceful, workable harmony for the viewer to reflect upon and absorb.
Patrick believes in a loving, sincere, direct approach to life, and he presents this honesty and truth, along with an ambiance of tranquility via his paintings. It is his hope and intention, that with each painting, the viewer experiences the serenity and peace he strives so earnestly to convey.
Practicing what he preaches, or paints, Patrick has been actively involved with many charities, donating much time and work. Children worldwide, the elderly, and efforts to conquer aids and cancer have all benefited from his true concern and ensuing actions. Both UNICEF and Tomorrow's Children's Fund regularly feature his artwork on greeting cards to spread joy, beauty and inspiration.
In offering giclee reproductions of his work, Patrick hopes to introduce a wider audience to his painterly manifestations of a world more romantic, nostalgic and caring than the one we currently inhabit. Showing in his brilliant, unique fashion the special relationships of man, nature and the environment inherited and built, he presents imagery that will inspire you daily.