Mike Patterson

Oil Painting

A long time ago, I received an AA degree in fine arts.  Since then, I’ve supported myself with other professions while keeping my art interests alive.  I’m now enjoying my art “work” everyday without the distractions of so-called, “real work.”

I’ve improved my painting over time by studying other artists and practicing my technical skills. However, I’ve developed mostly by learning to see the world through an artist’s eyes. I believe that a work must be approached with both intellect and passion to be effective.


I currently live in the Sacramento, California area, so most of my subjects are inspired by Northern California. I primarily paint landscapes and urban scenes from local landmarks that interest me.