J.P. Childress Art

original oil paintings and bronze sculptures...

J.P. "Pat" Childress

Thanks for taking the time to visit my art website(s).  You'll find the two  categories of my art endeavors on this page.  Just click on the appropriate link below to open up the medium you wish to examine...

Interested parties may contact the artist  by clicking here.

Latest Oil Portrait...

This 16"X20" oil on canvas painting depicts my good buddy "Silky" (a self-description of his golf swing). Charlie and I have been friends for nearly 30 years and have fished a lot of lakes and rivers together in pursuit of "monster bass" (classified as such if we got 'em in the boat.)...

Oil Painting - Prints, etc.

To open up a new website (Fine Art of America) and view a complete inventory of my oil paintings, please click here.  The Fine Art website allows the viewer to purchase any of my images on a wide variety of items such as printed canvases, coffee cups, pillows, etc. 

Bronze Sculptures

Click here to move to Sculpture Offerings page (including pricing) on this website. Childress is an award-winning member of the Texas Society of Sculptors and an associate member of the National Society of Sculptors.

Open Inventory of Available Original Oil Paintings - prices range from the low $100's to $1,000's...

"Dreams of Feathers" (20"X16")

(Framed with brass title tag)

"Two Party System" (16"X20" )

"The Free Thinker" (20"X16") 

"Seeking Counsel" (18"X24")

"The Professor" (14"X11" )

"The Shaman" (14"X11" )

What the Future May Bring (20"X16")

"Old Timer" (12"X9" )

"Gathering Storm" (16"X20")

(Framed with brass title tag)

"Good Morning!' (12"X16")

"Just Hangin' Out" (14"X11" )

"Friends in Deed" (16"X20")

(Framed with brass title tag)

"Beep Beep" (14"X11" )

"Patriarch" (14"X11")

"Hill Country Heifer" (20"X20" )

"Good Buds" (9"X12" )

Custom Oil Portraits

A great discussion of this issue may be found at this Bloomberg article.

This old b&w photo is an interesting demonstration of the importance of a family heirloom portrait. This is the Robert S. Rogers family gathered for some sort of family reunion, circa 1900, in Coryell Co., Texas. The patriarch himself died a few years prior so the family did the next best thing...they hauled out Robert's portrait done in earlier days. It's a vivid reminder of the importance of portraiture heirlooms!

Satisfaction with the finished piece is guaranteed...

Interested parties may contact the artist  by clicking here.

Steps in Creating a Perfect Personal Portrait...

First Step - Subject visits the my studio in Boerne. Controlled lighting and a short visit insures a great photo reference...typically, scores of photos are taken at the sitting. The client and I agree on several photos that may be used as a general reference.

After the subject and I agree on best photos, I'll commence underpainting using a monotone paint solution. Upon approval of this rendition by the client, I'll commence the "colorizing" and personalization. A down payment is requested at this stage.

Skin color is perhaps the most important aspect of the portrait, along with personal interests of the subject. I try to genuinely understand the personality of the subject and what "makes them tick."

Final Step - The finished portrait is presented to the client. In this case, "Mark" plays golf and paints in his spare time, so both areas of interest are included. Total satisfaction is guaranteed and no painting is ever delivered without client approval.

Examples of Custom Oil Portraits...



David & Millie










City of Longview, Texas installs first Sculpture under new Cultural District program
Termed "An Exciting Moment" by Executive Selection Committee

The new piece by Childress is titled "Books Make Dreams" and features a young African American female holding two books with one extended above her head. Both books are authored by Black females and provide ample lessons toward the idea of self-empowerment. 

Click here for a comprehensive news article in the local Longview News-Journal...or click here for audiovisual interview with Sculptor Pat Childress by Tyler, Texas television station KLTV.

The "Books Make Dreams" bronze sculpture was created by Childress in response to a request for quotation by the Committee on the Arts in Longview, Texas. The concept was "open ended" and Childress submitted the successful bid after careful considering the various options for the theme. The work in clay was commenced in March 2022 and the final bronze piece was installed, mounted on a pink granite stone in front of the library in July 2022. Reception by the local community has been "exceptional" and the sculpture has had widespread coverage local media. The Facebook page for the library and this sculpture may be found on Facebook at this address.

2023 Update to Childress' "A Helping Hand" bronze sculpture...serial number 3 of 30 was auctioned off at the October 2023 George Strait Vaqueros del Mar concert event at Tapatio Springs Country Club for $40,000, the limited edition sculpture now contributing $200,000 in total charitable contributions to Troops First!  Go to the Sculpture Offerings page for details.>