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.

                                           All images copyright ©  2019 Patrick Connors