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 seem to have a water-like surface. The characters feel like fishermen 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. I also have a deep passion for environmental and physical sciences.
This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.
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.