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About our Juror-Patrick Faile

Raised in a rural farming community outside Rock Hill, SC, Patrick developed a deep connection to nature and wildlife. He has a long term interest in art, beginning at an early age and spanning more than 55 years. Being mostly self taught, his only formal education in art was through the public school system.

After graduating from public school, his entry into engineering school gave him a new appreciation for graphic arts and his drafting skills flourished. He became very skilled in the use of graphite and pen and ink in the preparation of architectural and mechanical drawings that graduated to fine art.

Patrick has lived in Texas, South Dakota and Ohio before returning home to South Carolina in 2004. His landscapes reflect his travels in the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest and his wildlife and seascapes reflect his life-long ties to the Carolina coast.

In recent years he has been accepted into approximately 50 national and international juried exhibitions. He is a signature member of 4 watercolor societies and he continues to enjoy steady private sales and commissioned works.

Education: Self- taught in the field of art., B.S. Business Management, Winthrop University, Assoc. Industrial Engineering, York Technical College, Assoc. Industrial Management, York Technical College.

Residencies: 2021 Shenandoah National Park

Memberships: American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, many more.

Solo Exhibitions: 2021 City of North Charleston Gallery Solo Exhibition, 2021 City of North Charleston Gallery Solo Exhibition  (Scheduled), 2021 Union County Arts Council Solo Exhibition (Scheduled)

National/International Juried Exhibitions and Awards: 2021 Watercolor Society of Alabama's 80th National Exhibition, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2021 Pikes Peak Watercolor Society International Watermedia Exhibition, Pikes Peak, CO.