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...
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.
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.
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 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!
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!
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...
14"X11" - (oil on canvas)
"9"X12" - (oil on canvas)
14"X10" - (oil on canvas)