Patrick Puckett was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1979 and moved to Austin, Texas, in 2005. Studying under professor James Meade at the University of Southern Mississippi, he received his bachelor degree in fine arts in 2002. His paintings are visual inventions culled from a life lived in the South.
“Puckett lines up festive occasions such as barbeques, bars and beach scenes, only to call out their less amiable undersides. Bright colors are spread across the canvas with bold brushstrokes, shrouding his scenes with shimmering, absinthinian intensity. But anyone who has been in a party place following a romantic fracture, the mortality of a loved one, or a bad, bad case of the blues, knows that the contrast between the living and the lonely isn’t pretty. Luckily, Puckett is more interested in capturing what’s more than skin deep.” -Critic’s Pick ArtLtd.