Patrick Carroll is a contemporary realist artist. He is constantly walking a fine line between the comfort of realism and the pulsating line and colour in an expressionist mode, which seeks to surprise and energise the viewer. He has developed a technique where abstraction is pushed into reality. He regularly travels to paint “en plein air” and prefers acrylic paint on canvas or paper.
He has a vibrant personality with a passion for everything he creates. He is often working on several artworks at one time as a collective body of work. This can be based on a particular location, season, event or colour pallette. Whether it’s a bushfire theme or a focus on reflective waters by cliff, his work is created with a unique energetic style. One of his most popular series is based around the Hawkesbury. It’s not only the location that links this body of work together, the overall palette and use of light that shines between the shrubs along the shore is a key component.
Born in Bathurst in 1949, Carroll has been practising as a full-time professional artist since 1974 and his work is held in numerous private and corporate collections in Australia, UK, Japan, USA, Europe and New Zealand. He has an outstanding achievement of receiving well over 100 Awards and Commendations throughout his career. We are very lucky to have him visit KAB Gallery regularly and is an annual participant in the 5 Lands Walk En Plein Air event that KAB Gallery proudly sponsors.
Patrick Carroll’s artworks feature in many important art collections including:
ACTA Maritime Award Collection, Campbelltown Bicentennial Art Gallery, Cumberland College of Health Sciences, Dubbo Regional Art Gallery, KAB Gallery, Fairfield Municipal Council, Lismore City Art Gallery, St. Ignatius College Riverview, Lane Cove, St Pius’x College, Chatswood, St Gregory’s College, Bathurst, State Bank of NSW, Sydney Morning Herald Art Prize Collection, The American Club Sydney
KAB Gallery proudly represents Patrick Carroll and exhibits his work regularly. Commissions are welcome.