Watercolor and Acrylic Paintings by Patrick McGovern
Born November 1969, Irish artist Patrick McGovern’s journey in the art in 2014. Since then he has grown from strength to strength, having already had a solo show in 2015, 2 scheduled for 2016 and inclusion in a gallery with numerous sold pieces to validate his new found creativity.
He paints predominantly in a limited earth palette of watercolour and acrylic in a mixed media format. He is proudly self taught having developed a unique style blending realism and nostalgia. With visible sketch lines and brushstrokes showing each piece has a naive painterly feel remaining simple in its completion. He cites his main influences as the Irish artist Jack B Yeats and British Northern Art school.
“Because I am self taught I am not bound by any limits or idealists other than what my imagination can see and what my hands can produce. I use it as an opportunity to explore the range of possibilities allowed through different methods of application so will use whatever medium or expressive brush stroke I need to achieve this.”