A Few of my favourite things:


new books
freshly sharpened pencils

the kid's section of the book store

when my kids laugh

that elusive moment of inspiration

old books
the phrase "I have an idea!"

bright colours


and pizza.

Hi! I'm Patrick.

I'm an artist, illustrator, writer, and maker. Basically, I just make things (up).

During the day, I teach kids. I'm also raising four feminist boys.

Almost every morning, I get up earlier than anyone else in the house 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 our goats Oscar and Zeke), but once upon a time (well before we lived here) there were dairy cows. I love gardening, reading, building things, and making things up.

I learned about storytelling - both with words and visually (in pictures) -  through rigorous, daily paractice, reading (a lot) and studying television production at Ryerson University. 

I wrote a manifesto about everything I believe to be true with art. It's right here!

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!

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