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Patrick Harper plein air painting

Western Visions...A New Look at the Old West

Born in Mississippi and raised in Indiana, Harper learned how to draw from cowboy comics. Recently relocated to Prescott, Arizona to pursue his western vision, he is inspired by the vast western landscape, Arizona skies, ranches and cowboy culture.

Also an award winning teacher, Harper has taught since 1980 at UCLA, Fashion Institute, Otis Art College of Art and Design, Mt. Sierra College, Dreamworks Studios in California and privately in Arizona beginning in 2014.

He has worked in advertising, film and television producing ad concepts, storyboards and illustrations for a number of film and TV projects and shows. He studied at the Art Center College of Design, Otis College of Art and Design and The Scottsdale Artists School.

Harper is a member of Oil Painters of America, Malibu Art Association, California Art Club, Arizona Plein Air Painters and Mountain Artists Guild in Prescott, Arizona where he is a board member and exhibiting artist.

Currently Harper’s work can be seen at Tirage Art Gallery in Pasadena, California and Mountain Artists Guild in Prescott.