Matthew Patenaude, Martinsville Member Since November 2012 Artist Statement My art is devoted to honoring Jesus Christ, and as such intends to remain blameless and upright in content and style. God's creation contains much beauty, and I endeavor to portray that beauty to the best of my ability. Apart from this, I also try to show my experiences in my wide travels in Asia (China, Mongolia, Hong Kong) and the US. This includes trying to show life as it is for people in these places.
I am mostly self taught, but have recently begun taking lessons from an established artist here in Martinsville, IN, in order to polish my skills and push myself further.
I enjoy the family God has given me, and my three children also like to draw.
My focus is on realism, utilizing drawing skills as a basis for my art. I work in charcoal, pastel, graphite, and acrylic.