Patrick J. O’Connor has been painting for 45 years. Be sure to stop by and see his unique and vibrant watercolor paintings.
What inspired you to pursue your passion for art?
I was inspired by a watercolor demonstration in downtown Ithaca, New York.
Describe your art.
I think my art grabs people. I think it puts you in a place and time that you have been before. And I think my watercolors separate me from other watercolorists. If you see one of my paintings along with 100 other paintings, you would be able to pick mine out without a signature on it.
What feedback have you received from showcasing your work?
I have received nothing but positive feedback, mostly with a question of “How did you do that?”
What should attendees expect to see from you at this year’s Festival?
People should expect top-quality work.
What’s one thing that people may not already know about you?
I would like people to know that I have been painting for 45 years to get to the point that I am currently at and I am 57 years old. That is a long time.
Where/how can people purchase your work?
You can purchase paintings at the “Patrick J. O’Connor” gallery at 231 West Water Street in Elmira, New York or online at www.pjogallery.com. The telephone number is 607-483-4640.