Patrick Pollei

I can sit for hours and look at impressionist paintings from artists like Monet, Renoir, Sorolla and Bonnard. I own many books of their art and visit every impressionist exhibit I can even if it’s hours away. Their paintings of ‘everyday life’ with vibrant, expressive color and loose brushwork – gives me joy. They lift my soul. I’ve heard they’re called ‘genre’ paintings – captured, simple, moments of modern life. Paintings may include landscapes, still life, or, people doing ordinary things like grilling in the backyard. These are the subjects I’m drawn to paint.

This Is Where It Begins, Oil, 16x20

Pasture Surprise, Oil, 30x24

Dancing Sunlight, Oil, 16x20

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