Patrick Shirvington was born in Sydney in1952 and has been a full-time artist since 1975. He travelled through Europe and America to study art, and is primarily a landscape artist working with both oil on board/canvas, watercolour and mixed media. He spent 2001 as the Artist in Residence at the Arthur Boyd Studio Bundanon, near Nowra. He has had many solo and group exhibitions, including Vivian Gallery 1979, Rainsford Gallery 1980, Styles Gallery 1984 and 1986, and more recently at Kenthurst Galleries, He is a multi award winning artist. His works are represented in institutional, corporate and private collections.
For, "it is not just a matter of painting a truthful record of one's observations; it is, as Cezanne knew, a need to find one's own truth in painting