Grants & Awards:
February 2016 Press Release: The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant is pleased to announce its awardees. Among the group is Patrick Connors of Philadelphia, PA. He will use the grant to complete a series of oil paintings featuring Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. In his words, “Fairmount Park and the light that tumbles through its low hills and flat plains, that shimmers along its blue-brown river and gives a hazy glimmer to its scrubby flora, its magnificent plane trees, or even the most decrepit structure are regional phenomena. For nearly 40 years I been fascinated by that park and light, they are a constant and ever-changing source of inspiration in my painting and drawings.”
Displayed below are images of some drawings, oil sketches, and oil paintings done as part of my Fairmount Park Series.