By Patricia Zannie (05/27/2022)
Patrick Sieg, a member of Gallery 209, has a studio practice which focuses on representational portrait and landscape paintings. A consistent theme in his work is sources of light. While Pat’s art is clearly “realistic” Patrick strives to incorporate abstract compositional elements in the work. He often wins awards in juried exhibitions.
You can see the inspiration of artists like John Singer Sergeant in Patrick’s formal portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg or the influence of the sunlit beaches of Spanish artist Sorolla in Patrick’s portrait of his wife at the beach.
You can also see the influence of Edward Hopper and Wayne Thiebaud in Patrick’s subjects which are realistic, yet subdued, such as Patrick’s farms, barns and other commonplace subjects. Other common place objects are colorful and invite interpretation, such as Patrick’s painting of the window of a Pumpkin seeds shop in Lexington, VA.
His study of art in college led to a lifelong interest in painting, art history, and artists and the creative process. His long career with Marriott International afforded him the opportunity to travel extensively and live in many different cities in the US, Europe, the Middle and Far East. He absorbed the local culture, attending art exhibitions and visiting museums, which also influenced his art.
Patrick continues his studies and creative growth through classes at the National Gallery of Art, the Yellow Barn Studio (in Glen Echo, Maryland) and the Art League of Alexandria. Pat is currently the President of the Rockville Art League, a Studio 209 Resident Artist and represented in the Cabell Gallery in Lexington, Virginia.