A Few of my favourite things:
freshly sharpened pencils
the kid's section of the book store
when my kids laugh
that elusive moment of inspiration
the phrase "I have an idea!"
Hi! I'm Patrick.
I'm an artist, illustrator, writer, and maker. Basically, I just make things (up).
During the day, I teach kids.
Almost every morning, I get up at 5am to make things (up). After school, I hang out with my family on our 5 acre farm. We don't actually farm it (other than chickens and bunnies), but once upon a time, there were dairy cows. I love gardening, reading, building things, and making things up (words + pictures).
I write picture books and middle grade novels, and draw and paint all kinds of things - but mostly books, flowers and illustrations for picture books. I paint using acrylic paint, watercolor paint, and digital paint, and I love mixing in old paper and words.
I learned about storytelling visually (in pictures) by working hard, practicing, and studying television production at Ryerson University.
Keep up with me! I'm active on Facebook & Instagram, and you can get emails from me too - I love sending out free downloads and printables, updates on what I'm learning and working, and news on art you can buy!