Art should grab you by the shoulders. Its beauty should be a revelation. It shouldn’t need an explanation for you to judge its value. Claude Monet said that if you need a written description to understand a work of art, then that art has failed.
Yet in the world of identity politics, art howls and blames. It accuses rather than calms. Its vitriol too often leaves emptiness. It rejects beauty and rails against our instinct to seek an oasis.
You won’t find aggrieved imagery here. My art is exploratory, inquisitive and uplifting. It affirms harmony. It belongs in homes and offices, in hotels and restaurants. These places are our havens and our sanctuaries. They deserve complementary art.
Join me in my virtual studio for a selection of art you want to live with. Curated groupings for larger spaces are available.
About the Artist
With a degree in in Drawing and Painting from Georgia State University, Garner has attended multiple post-graduate workshops with Dan Welden, Ron Pokrasso and other master printmakers.
His work is in the collections of several universities, and in private collections from Los Angeles and NYC, to Lithuania, Greece, Atlanta and Boston. He exhibited etchings in the show Places at the DeCordova Museum, as well as a show on Mykonos in Greece.
Garner exhibited regularly at the Heath Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Shows include the juried Viridian Artists 16th National Juried Exhibition in Chelsea, NY, juried shows at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT, and at the Fallbrook Arts Center in San Diego, CA. Two of his recent works were exhibited at the Pendle Print Biennial in Lancashire, England.
He has worked out of his New England studio for the last decade on a series of images combining painting, photography, watercolor, gouache and etching.
In addition, Garner is also the author of The Naxos Quartet, four best-selling novels about ancient Greek gods in the contemporary world. His breakout podcast, Garner’s Greek Mythology, has listeners in 179 countries (see www.patrickgarnerbooks.com).