Fly by NightPatrick Duffy
Oil paint, acrylic paint on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
20 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 0 oz.
This is a series I have been working on that attempts to convey a sense of motion through groups of characters as a whole, moving forward in a river-like fashion. The pieces are very painterly with thick brushstrokes and vibrant colors, that to me, have a water-like surface. The characters feel like fisherman acting in the same way as a school of fish in water, switching roles. Nautical themes in my work are influenced predominantly by growing up in a small fishing culture on the ocean.
The overarching theme of Patrick Duffy’s artwork is transformation. By creating an environment of rhythm and fluidity, he allows each piece to shape itself into unexpected patterns and forms. Patrick often infuses components of physics, such as space, time and matter into his work. Experiencing the outdoors has always been a passion of his, despite living in the concrete jungle of New York City.