Irish Spring, 24 x 20 watercolor on paper by Patrick Beste

A painting is more than just a two-dimensional representation of an object or idea. To me, a painting is an emotional experience, an image of a mood brought on by a feeling or a place. Oregon, and particularly the Rogue Valley, brings out the best of my emotions. I am happy here and my art reflects it.

As an artist, I am especially interested in expressing the harmony of movement, color, shapes and textures that I find in Oregon’s sky, ocean and forests. I hope you enjoy it.

~ Patrick Beste