J.P. Childress Art Home Page

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...

NEWLY ADDED OIL PAINTINGS....these three paintings have recently been added to my inventory of available original paintings...


$1,200 (20"X16" unframed)


$1,620 (18"X24" unframed)


$1,325 (20"X20" unframed)

<2022 Update to Childress' "A Helping Hand" bronze sculpture...serial number 2 of 30 was auctioned off at the October 2022 George Strait Vaqueros del Mar concert event at Tapatio Springs Country Club for $65,000, the limited edition sculpture now contributing to well over $150,000 in total charitable contributions to Troops First! Go to the Sculpture Offerings page for details.>

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.

This bronze sculpture was created by the artist 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.

Custom Oil Portraits

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....

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 Sculpture Offerings page (including pricing) 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.

Current small format original oil paintings for sale - internet only...

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" - (oil on canvas)

"Good Buds"

"9"X12" - (oil on canvas)


14"X11" - (oil on canvas)

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.