Patrick’s first solo exhibition at the Dugdale Centre marks one year of his creative journey — a time of prolific work as well as recognition. Patrick has embraced his neurodiversity as a gift rather than seeing it as a disability, and found his calling. ESCAPE and RETURN stands for Patrick’s story so far… In his own words:
“Art is my medium of escape; from the noise, the lights, the fumes and the constant stream of information. It’s deafening and blinding. The pushing and the shoving, and the race to get everywhere first and have everything now. I want it all to stop.
Painting and drawing lets me soar past the planets, where I can let my hands glide across the stars as I say goodbye to it all. Watch it fade away. And I do get that far when I realise how much I’d leave behind back on Earth; the trees, the sound of laughter and the colour of sound, the colourable real, the mythical and fantastic. I realise how much I’d miss it all. How much I’d miss you. This is my return.”
After a successful Kickstarter campaign Patrick can now make the most of this very exciting and unique opportunity. He is sincerely grateful to his 38 backers and main sponsors.