Patrick Sieg’s studio practice is focused on representational portrait and landscape paintings. A consistent theme in his work is a focus on sources of light. While his art is clearly “realistic” he strives to incorporate abstract compositional elements in his work. He finds inspiration in the work of artists John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Edward Hopper, Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Schmid. Patrick is currently the President of the Rockville Art League, represented by the Cabell Gallery in Lexington, Virginia, a Studio 209 Resident Artist, a Resident Artist in Artists on Market Gallery and a Board Member of the Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery in Glen Echo, Maryland. After a long finance focused career with Marriott Corporation, he has revisited his love of art and oil painting and is continuing his studies and creative growth through classes at the National Gallery of Art, The Compass Atelier, the Yellow Barn Studio (in Glen Echo, Maryland) and the Art League of Alexandria. He has exhibited his artwork throughout the Washington, DC area and is an award winner in many juried shows.
I was looking though a book on Monet and saw an old grainy photo of his wife in a simple hat. That was the inspiration for my small and loved painting of a French woman at the turn of the 19th century. I'm quite sure it no longer looks like Monet's wife and certainly not like the inspirational photo.
12" x 14", framed 16" x 18"