A rancher's rusted pile of twisted metal, old machinery parts and forgotten tools are a treasure trove in Pat's eyes! With transcontinental railroad spikes salvaged from abandoned lines as his primary medium. Pat is able to transform the static into the dynamic with whimsical characters coming to life via hammer, anvil and flame.
Riverside Studios began as a place to promote and encourage artistic growth within Truckee/Tahoe community. We were not looking for another partner. Patrick came to us asking if we would consider him joining us and we reacted with a unanimous YES! It was never a question... From functional candle holders and bottle openers to his decorative pieces his sculptures are whimsical, well made and have wonderful movement to them. Word on the street is that Patrick is bigger than Truckee. If Truckee and Riverside Studios in retrospect becomes merely a stepping stone for this amazing man with incredible artistic talent I will be proud to say that Riverside Studios was there for him.