Born in 1953, in Claremore, Oklahoma, Patrick S. Gordon gained national attention with a series of solo exhibitions, beginning in 1982, at the Fischbach Gallery in New York City, and Joseph Gierek Fine Art in his then-adopted hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since then, he has continually exhibited at numerous, prominent galleries around the country, been featured in notable museum shows and competitions, and his works can be found in important private, corporate and museum collections throughout the United States. Print editions of Patrick’s work are widely popular with collectors throughout the world.
Patrick rose to prominence on the strength of his large, deeply saturated, somewhat eccentric watercolor still lifes and portraiture, gaining a reputation as an important painter of the “New American Realism” school. Coinciding with a move to New York City in 2003, Patrick began working almost exclusively in oil-on-canvas, an early love, and a shift that represented and embodied a creative infusion of urban life and new beginnings. Patrick’s newer work, and most of the pieces featured on this website, are executed in this medium. Many of the subjects and themes of Patrick’s important, earlier works are still present, but the personal and eccentric have asserted themselves anew in a subtle and beautiful bloom of fresh inspiration.
Growing up in an artistic household, Patrick took his first painting lessons from his mother, Janelle Gordon, a locally-recognized still life painter. He began his formal studies under the tutelage of the widely-regarded watercolorist Glenn Godsey, at the University of Tulsa. Patrick received his BFA from the University of Tulsa in 1974, where he also completed extensive graduate work in watercolor. For a more complete listing of Patrick’s lifetime of artistic accomplishments, please see his biography.