"Every natural action is graceful"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson's 'Nature'
A commentary on joy, fluidity and woes of being alive, Semple's work is a product of relinquishing attachment to expected outcomes, an act of trusting in the laws of nature to bring forth the relationships of color to surface.
Patrick Semple is based in Los Angeles, California where he draws inspiration from urban and oceanic settings. Painting non-stop since childhood, Semple earned his Bachelor's in art at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Semple's influence is credited to time spent outdoors, exploring city, wilderness and desert areas on foot, while donating proceeds of his sales to environmental causes, and Los Angeles's homeless population.