Artist’s Statement:

Patrick McCallum strives to convey the human experience through the language of the figure. A self-taught artist based on Salt Spring Island BC, McCallum is fascinated by, and committed to a contemporary interpretation of the nude. Endeavouring  to create characters that are more than anatomical studies, he instead seeks to illuminate the will and the impulse of his subjects. Strongly influenced by Lucien Freud, and the cinematic compositions of Edward Hopper, McCallum combines elements of narrative and resolute portraiture to challenge, provoke and recount.