Michael Pattinson is a Visionary, a Futurist; the Founder of Star Tree Creative; and an International Renowned Fine Artist. Hear Michael speak on his visions of the changes ahead for our society and world as he sees it. Learn more about Michael at the above links and at www.creativemastery.net.
Michael Pattinson was born in England on July 4th 1949.
Art training at Colchester Royal Grammar School and Essex Art College to Advanced Level in 1968.
University degree “Master of Arts” obtained in Dundee, Scotland in 1972.
First commissioned “Musicalist” paintings purchased by the University of Dundee (3 original artworks) for the University art collection.
Informal exhibition of Pattinson artworks for the British Royal family in Great Bircham, January 1972.
December 1972 Pattinson moved to Paris, France to become a professional fine artist and study the French Impressionists. Extensive exhibition with the existing “Musicalist” School painters in 1974 at the Basilica of the Salpetriere on Paris’ left bank of the river Seine.
1974-1975 First acquisitions of Pattinson original paintings by Banque Hottinguer et Cie. (prestigious private bank based in Zurich and Paris) and Baron Hottinguer’s family members.
- Exhibition in Los Angeles at the International Conference for World Peace.
1977 Full color front cover art for HI-FI MAGAZINE.
NOTE: While living and painting in Paris’ famous “Left Bank” artists community between 1978 and 1983 Pattinson traveled extensively across Europe, having over fifty well received exhibitions and special audio-visual “Musicalist” shows in the major cities of Europe, including Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart, Berlin, Rome, Venice, Zurich, Berne, Basel, Geneva, London, Luxembourg and Frankfurt.
1978 French National TV channel “Antenne 2” commissioned a special Pattinson Musicalist animation (a moving painting where a passage from Chopin’s Piano Concerto #1 painted itself note-by-note across the TV screen). Used originally on the prime time French TV show “VOIR” the short animation was broadcast several times just before the 8pm news, and was chosen to represent Antenne2’s programs in international video competitions.
1978 Pattinson’s art was used as part of the content of “Le Grand Echiquier” TV program (FRANCE) with renowned concert pianist Cyprien Katsaris.
In this same time period Pattinson was commissioned to paint special custom Musicalist pieces for Daniel Barenboim (Conductor/Pianist for the Orchestre de Paris), Julia Migenes-Johnson (of West Side Story/ Broadway fame), Chick Corea (“Three Quartets” album cover), Stanley Clarke and many private and corporate collectors.
Also, special order record album covers by Pattinson were made for DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON, WARNER BROTHERS, E.M.I, and DECCA U.K. (Classical Record catalog cover).
1979 Pattinson was artistic director for the UNESCO (Paris HQ) sponsored “Round Table on Art and Industry which was attended by hundreds of famous creative people from all over the world. Painting created for Yehudi Menuhin, violinist.
1980 One hour special radio program in Belgium (RTB National Radio Channel) on Pattinson’s Musicalist art and inspirations.
1981 Christian Dior commissioned paintings of the two famous perfumes “MISS DIOR” AND “DIORISSIMO” for prestigious magazine advertising purposes.
1982 EPSON USA purchased two large Pattinson original paintings for their corporate collection in Torrance, California and one for their Japanese company president.
Exhibition and audio-visual show given by Pattinson at the European Economic Community Headquarters in Brussels, one at the Belgian Cultural Commission and also at the Chateau Sainte Anne (International Diplomats Club, in Brussels).
1983 Exhibition with Salvador Dali and Leonore Fini, at the Cannes (France) “MIDEM” international exhibition.
1983-1985 Pattinson resided in Monte Carlo, Monaco where he painted specially commission works and was a frequent attendee of both private and official social functions in the Principality. Also, an exhibition was organized under the patronage of the Duchess of Lansac in Beausoleil City Hall on the French Riviera.
1984 exhibition at Castle Dachau, Germany.
1985 Exhibition by Pattinson at the Luther Burbank Cultural Center, Santa Rosa, California.
1986 exhibitions in Florida, USA, including a 30 minute show on PBS about Pattinson’s Musicalist style.
1987 Pattinson created a special tribute limited edition lithography artwork (depicting the Statue of Liberty) to mark the 200th anniversary of the U S. Constitution. The #1 (of 1,987 total, to correspond with the year) in the series was presented to President Ronald Reagan in The White House by Ron Mann, head of the Bicentennial Commission. This lithograph was also given to Vice President George Bush and all nine United States Supreme Court Justices.
Pattinson was honored in Santa Barbara by the unveiling of the original “Liberty’s Vital Spirit” artwork at the prestigious event “Santa Barbara Salutes America”.
1989 Pattinson resided once again in Paris and had his art studio in the magnificent “Avenue Foch”.
The “Presse Club de France” held a special showing of Pattinson Musicalist works in June 1989. Articles on the artist’s special unique style followed in the French finance/investment magazines, highlighting the value of Pattinson’s place in the art world. Pattinson was becoming known as a rare and creative torch-bearer of the Musicalist movement started by Kandinsky in the early 1900s.
1990 Exhibition of Musicalist art in Montreux, Switzerland at the International Art Fair.
1993 Specially commissioned Pattinson artworks for His Royal Highness King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and for family members.
1994-1996 Pattinson painted in Florida for private and corporate art collectors.
1997-2000 Took up residence in California (both Orange County and Los Angeles) and painted many masterpieces, including a special work for the New Millennium.
1998 and later: Pattinson was broadly represented by the Japanese Gallery chain “Art Brillant”, based in Tokyo. Their many ultra-high quality galleries in Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Osaka, London and Paris (Avenue Montaigne) exhibited and sold every remaining Pattinson original art piece in his Musicalist style. The Art Brillant Galleries also created a high-tech production masterwork (investment quality) series of silk-screen serigraphs of eleven Pattinson works of various musical inspirations.
1999 – Pattinson, having painted over 250 original art pieces since 1971, and having sold 100% of them during his lifetime (a rare occurrence in the art world) decided to enjoy a well-deserved multi- year “retirement/spiritual interlude” phase till December 31st 2006. Since January 2007 Pattinson is currently overseeing and giving personal priority to the very important archiving, cataloguing and digital preservation/digital inventory creation of over 200 “commercially favorable” Musicalist paintings he created from 1971 to 1999. The next phase is the producing and directing of a full scale DVD showing the synergy of music and painting he has created, rather like a “Fantasia for The Arts”.