Internationally acclaimed fine artist living in Texas, USA with works owned by multiple celebrities and worldwide corporations such as Microsoft, FedEx, BMW, Porsche and Ferrari to name a handful. Thirty-four years full-time artist after leaving the architecture profession behind. Although the focus is on commissioned fine art, over a million dollars has been raised by painting live at many charity galas such as The National Guard Youth Foundation, St Jude's Children's Hospital and United Way. Paintings have sold for $50,000 USD, four times for $40,000 and many times for $10,000 and up.
Countries sold to include USA, Canada, Italy, Spain, Germany, England, Venezuela, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and South Africa.
Although known for depicting motion and emotion in various racing paintings, other areas of interest are motorcycles, vintage cars, skiing, sailing, flying, cycling, tennis, football, hockey, soccer, wrestling, boxing, soccer, baseball, equestrian riding, western themes, dancing. Then, on the quieter side, weddings, landscapes and abstracts. Paintings are often recognizable by the array of colors combined.
Medium: predominantly acrylic on canvas
Sant'Agata Bolognese, Northern Italy
Headquarters/ Feb 2018 to Feb 2020
Commissioned by Lamborghini Racing for the past three years to create originals for their headquarters in Northern Italy.
The LaGrotte Family
Milano Inn Restaurant - David Letterman/ May 2015
Commissioned piece for David Letterman's retirement from "The Late Show" on CBS Television. David Letterman, besides being an internationally known television host is an owner of an IndyCar team and the painting portrayed his team's cars.
Of note is, the LaGrotte family, fine art collectors and owners of The Milano Inn, were renowned for hosting art gatherings including the restored mural depicting The Liberation Of Rome, painted in 1947 by Sergeant Donald Peters. (Disney Corporation artist)
Los Angeles, CA
(Starwars)/ Apr 2005 to Jan 2010
"Runaway Slave" Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 40". Commissioned by George Lucas (2005) and published in his book "STARWARS ART VISIONS" Copyright 2010 Lucasfilm Ltd.
Awarded this commission by George Lucas for his personal collection and later (2010) for his book.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Bachelor of Arts: Architecture
Kansas State University, Bachelor of Architecture May 1977
Bill Patterson live painting May 20 to be gifted to David Letterman
'Thank You' masterpiece to be presented to Hoosier David Letterman at Indy 500"
May 18, 2015 Tribune Star Serving Terre Haute and Wabash Valley, IN
'Runaway Slave' by Bill Patterson
"Artist Patterson captures the rush of wind, the kickup of dust and sand like an intergalactic J.M.W. Turner"
BMW North America 100th anniversary party
"Artist Bill Patterson spent the evening creating a unique eight-by-twelve-foot work featuring a variety of BMW vehicles, while guests enjoyed an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and new car models making their North American and world debuts"
Phoenix International Raceway
"Bill has a unique gift for capturing the speed and power of the sport in his work that resonates with race fans and art enthusiasts alike,"
Bryan R. Sperber, Phoenix International Raceway president
Bill Patterson with American Racing Legend Dan Gurney