Patrick is the author and illustrator of thirteen books for children. He often covers historic and prehistoric subjects, but his most recent book looks into the future of space travel. All these interests are combined in a science-fiction / fantasy / adventure series about dinosaurs in space.

    After earning a degree in biology from the University of Virginia in 1982, Patrick went to art school at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been an artist and illustrator since 1986, working for clients such as National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, The Smithsonian, and The American Museum of Natural History. His artwork has appeared in magazines and newspapers, on posters and greeting cards, and even on billboards.

Patrick also paints maritime scenes for sale in galleries, and teaches illustration at The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA.)


Much of the original artwork from these books is available to buy. Prices range from $300 to $1100 each, and sizes range from 4x5 to 12x20 inches. Contact Patrick if you'd like to buy a piece of children's book art.