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. 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. Patrick is currently the President of the Rockville Art League, 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.
Sheba is one of my favorite models. She has a dancer's build and can hold a pose for hours. In this composition I was able to capture both a front and a rear view of her figure using a mirror...fun.
Oil on canvas, 18" x 24"