Born in Penticton, BC, but spending most of his life on or around Vancouver Island, Patrick McCallum has spent the majority of his career in the creative sector. Essentially self-taught, McCallum has worked in a wide range of roles including commercial illustrator, art director, graphic designer, copywriter, comic book creator, storyboard artist, and art instructor until committing to fine art in 2015.
Since beginning to enter juried shows he has won The Award of Excellence at the Sooke Fine Art Show 2015, and The Juror’s Prize at the Sidney Fine Art Show in 2016, and The Juror’s Prize at the Sooke Fine Art Show in 2018.
His first solo show was mounted in July of 2018 at ArtSpring on Salt Spring Island, BC.
He continues to teach classical drawing in classes and to private students, in addition to taking on select illustration commissions.
In addition to his artistic pursuits he holds a Masters degree in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC.