Kent Patterson is a retired Metro North Manager, who grew up in Dobbs Ferry, graduating from Dobbs Ferry High School in 1973. He
attended Mercy, Pace, and Empire State Colleges (1988), mostly for business but took electives in history, photography and art as electives
when possible. Since 2005, Kent took several art classes under Ed Burke, Sarah Haviland, at WCC, and Anne Johann.
He paints scenes pleign-aire (out in the fresh air), from photos, paintings and drawings. Most work is painted on spec, but commissions are welcome, and most of his work.
Aside from a full time career at Metro-North and predessesor railroad he kept a few hobbies: trains, boats, horseback riding, history, photography, and art.
He drew pencil and pen sketches when he could as a child, and as oil painting supplies became available in high school switched to painting.
There was a hiatus during college and work from painting, but returned to painting with a new studio available in 2004. He was also getting tired of “not painting” Returning to painting was and is, quite fulfilling.
Growing up near the Hudson River, and frequenting upstate New York, he prefers New York State subjects, landscapes, industry-scapes, the Hudson River, the mountains, and is looking to add the Smoky Mountains to his work.
You can view more of the artist’s work at his website: www.kenthudsonart.com