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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 (oil paintings and bronze sculptures) on this page. Just click on the appropriate link below to open up the medium you wish to examine...

Arts! Longview, Texas selects Childress to create New Bronze Sculpture for Arts and Culture District of City.

Grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the Rosa May Griffin Foundation funded the project.

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. Childress has completed the clay model (shown below) and expects to have the final bronze figure installed in front of the Longview Public Library by August 2022. The finished figure will stand approximately four feet high and will be mounted on a large, natural pink granite block.

The following original paintings are offered for sale only on this website and may be purchased by contacting the artist directly...

"Beep Beep!"

14"X11" - $450
(oil on canvas)

"Good Buds"

"9"X12" - $425
(oil on canvas)


14"X10" - $450
(oil on canvas)

Why should I consider having a custom oil painting done of myself or a loved one?

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

Patrick McFadden, 16

Patrick can't quite decide between being a surfer (he's a Californian) or a golfer - he's made the school golf team. This painting seems to capture him at that "in-between" stage.

Hailey Marie

Hailey Marie tragically passed away of natural causes at a very young age - just as she was getting started on a very promising career. Her parents will, of course, remember her the rest of their lives, but maybe this portrait will help, if only a bit. Hailey and her infant nephew were very close to each other.

Here's an interesting demonstration of the importance of a family heirloom portrait. To the left 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!

X Custom Portraits in Oil


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Oil Paintings

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. If you have an interest in purchasing one of my original oil paintings, please use the contact path provided below. Thanks again!

Bronze Sculptures

Click here to move to Bronze Sculptures page on this website or click on the sidebar to the left.

Childress is an award-winning member of the Texas Society of Sculptors, the premier professional association of sculptors in the state of Texas.

Interested parties may contact the artist by clicking here.

If you'd like to see additional information on the sculpting process, along with images of my work in clay, just click on the dropdown menu at the upper left corner of this page.