"Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and all its beauty."
The eye-catching pen and ink artwork of Johnathan Patterson captures subjects in a unique and original way; bringing the humble ballpoint pen to the forefront to bring Africa to life. Born in a town just outside Johannesburg, Johnathan has exhibited internationally in private & public exhibitions. Johnathan draws by hand with pen and ink and uses a unique variation on the hatching technique. The pen is used to apply ink to canvas surfaces using small variations in the circular pattern to create contrast and account for depth & shadow. Johnathan also loves to paint in various mediums especially acrylic, he specialises in landscapes, trees and wild animals with this medium.
Inspired by the paradox of simplicity and complexity that exists in the world, Johnathan uses his drawings and the canvas as a way to capture and express the labyrinth of emotions in life.
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