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I make small oil paintings of big spaces focused on the rural landscape. I strive to interpret the broad skies and far horizons surrounding me with hope that the viewer may renew their own sense of place in the world.

I paint with oils, primarily on panels using painting knives and mark-making to parallel the texture of the land and sky. I began painting in a small format several years ago, mainly out of a desire to simplify and found working small is not only conducive to maintaining a daily painting practice but it also affords me a greater opportunity to achieve my goal to provide a quiet, intimate interpretation of the land. 

My home in York County, Pennsylvania is in the Piedmont Region east of the Appalachian Mountains. It is an area of rolling hills and small village towns scattered between urban centers, suburban development and small family run farms. I've also spent years making an annual pilgramage to the southwest US and lived for a time in Northern New Mexico. Both these areas of the country are reflected in my landscapes.

I exhibit my art on a regular basis in both juried and group shows at several local and regional galleries and maintain a catalog of my work, including works in progress, on Instagram @pattomes Please feel free to contact me via email or direct message. 


I was featured in the Daily Paintworks Monthly Giveaway in May 2020. You can read the full interview here: DPW Interview May 2020