Artist Gary Patterson has shared his unique brand of humour for over 40 years. Some may not immediately recognize his name right away, but odds are they’ll recognize his work. Gary’s whimsical characters can be found through his tongue-in-cheek portraits of sports of all sorts, cat and dog portraits and daily pitfalls of dramas that occur at the workplace.
Today, Gary Patterson is a top performing license for more than 60 industry leaders such as MeadWestvaco (ACCO), The Danbury Mint, Custom Direct, Leanin’ Tree, ZAGG, Calendar Club, Danawares and Sellers Publishing, to name just a few.
Over 13,000,000 prints of his work have been sold, more than ten million calendars, millions of checks, and several million greeting cards carrying his illustrations have been bought, sold, mailed, and given throughout the world. His work is always finding new homes, including positions on new greeting cards, and places on jewelry, fabric, lottery tickets, figurines, musicals, mugs, stationary, crafts and even platinum Visa cards and house keys.
There are well over 1000 designs of various subject matter of many themes in thelibrary and Gary is constantly creating new designs. One of his favorite categories to draw is family pets, especially the cat. No one understands the comical and curious nature of cats like Gary, whose award winning artwork is filled with feline whimsy and keeps fans “purring” for more! He finds the cat to be mysterious and an absolute space cadet, and great subject matter to draw. He presently owns two cats. One named Bandit and the other named Beanbag. Bandit likes to walk in the rain on a leash and enjoys riding in the car with his head out the window like a dog.
You will find a little mouse named “Boo” in all of Gary’s drawings. Several years ago a brave little mouse suddenly appeared on the drawing board in his studio. A friendship was made, and Boo returned every night to share late night snacks. Since that time, Boo has been included in all the art work.
New international licensed partners that will increase the exposure of the Gary Patterson brand throughout Europe are now sought. Danilo has already signed on to publish the 2014 Cat’s Wall Calendar for distribution throughout Europe with more details on the way.