This is it!

Starting Thursday…Opening Night Party from 7-10 p.m.

Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place
195 Princes’ Blvd
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Thursday, Feb. 21        5–10pm 
Opening Night Party, 19+ event, 7-10 pm
Friday, Feb. 23            11am–10pm
Saturday, Feb. 24        11am–8pm 
Sunday, Feb. 25          11am–6pm

Here’s a Preview of what you’ll see at The Artist Project

Spectrum Miami Reflections…

December 6-10, 2017

Another enjoyable Art San Diego!

September 28-October 1 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

A Look at this year’s show…

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Petroff Gallery

 1016 Eglinton Ave.

Toronto, Ontario


Here’s what you’ll see there…



Prayer Machines at Butter Gallery

150 Hurontario St., Collingwood, Ontario


Another Artexpo NY is in the Books!

Artexpo New York is one of the highlights of our year.  The attendees know how to appreciate the art presented to them. It was a privilege to meet so many of you at this year’s show.  I am excited that two of my pieces have flown to two new countries…the Philippines and Brazil! Where will they land next?  
I am back in the studio, creating new work for upcoming shows in July; one at Butter Gallery in Collingwood, Ontario and the other at Petroff Gallery in Toronto.  
As always, let me know when you see a Prayer Machine on my website or Facebook page that you just can’t live without.  Or commission one for that special location in your home or work space.


“There Is A Joy That Confounds And A Beauty   That Embraces”

This piece was commissioned by and recently installed at The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning-Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Many thanks to Petroff Gallery for managing the project.


The finished product                                                                         The last day of wire twisting

Accompanying Wall plaque for Sick Kids Prayer Machine



Mixed Media

Intangibles; fragments that knit us together, ambiguous, full of mystery.  They compose us, these many interconnected systems functioning in complex ways, yet linked together in ordered harmony making us more than the sum of our parts.

My Prayer Machines are like that; teeming with varied lines, forms and colours they weave together diverse elements that create a synergy; fearfully and wonderfully made.



C3 - the first print - Copy

Introducing the first hand-pulled, limited edition, signed and numbered silkscreen print from the Prayer Machine series.

Printed on Somerset Satin White 250 gsm paper-46 x 76 c

Prints are available through Petroff Gallery


2 thoughts on “Home

  1. Paterson’s art is a mixture of everything: passion, mechanical, beauty, balance. With his small sample exhibited in Artist Project 2016, he achieved transmit the zenith of the plastic arts: the ethereal beauty.


    1. Dear Mr. Benavides.

      Thank you for your comments on my work from Feb. 2016. I am sorry it has been this long since I have seen what you thought and wrote. My wife handles all the social media and I, unfortunately, do not always take the time to review what is happening in that ethereal realm. I just ran across your comments yesterday and was very touched and encouraged by your positive view of what I am doing and your clear articulation. It may sound self centered or perhaps just blindly naive, but words and thoughts like the ones you expressed actually help me to see better and understand more fully what I am doing. My work is most often very spontaneous and part of my subconscious flow as I go through my day and I feel I don’t always see what I’m doing; I’m too close to it. But comments like yours open my eyes and help me go forward. Thank you for taking the time to write after the Toronto show in 2016. I am endeavoring to press on with work that is authentic, original, vibrant and real. I hope you can see more of what I am doing and perhaps we will meet up at a show some where’s down the road.

      all the best,



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