"Every natural action is graceful"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson's 'Nature'
A commentary on joy, pain and ecstasy of being alive, Semple's work is a product of relinquishing attachment to expected outcomes, learning how to trust in the laws of nature to bring forth the relationships of color to a surface. Just as the artist has allowed access of an inner, vulnerable side to show through while creating the work, so is it an invitation for the viewer to meditate and use one's eyes to seek what they want to see and feel without hesitation.
Patrick Semple is based in Los Angeles, California where he draws inspiration from urban and oceanic settings. Born 1990, Semple has painted non-stop since childhood and 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, donating proceeds of sales to environmental causes, as well as to L.A. 's homeless population.