Michael Patterson was born in Hudson, NY in 1953 into a family of painters. Howard Ashman Patterson, his grandfather, was an established American painter. Michael graduated from Suny Purchase with honors in painting, printmaking, and sculpture. He has been painting for thirty-five years or so, doing extensive traveling for inspiration.
He has lived by his art throughout his life and uses acrylics, oils, and watercolors, as well as carved stone and welded metal sculpture as his mediums of expression. Michael’s work is featured in many regional galleries and resides in over 700 private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe. He is the recipient of many distinguished awards, and in 2007, he was honored to have a painting accepted into an international show at the Louvre in Paris. His home and studio are on the Shepaug River in Roxbury, Connecticut where he lives with his wife, Jessyka.