"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.