Martin Pate | Atlanta Area Fine Artist
Oil on Canvas
"Words can not express the love I feel when I look at the beautiful portraits that Martin Pate painted of our children. I cherish the memories I have of them at that sweet age, and Martin captured them so perfectly that it fills my heart with joy! Martin is not only a wonderful artist but a wonderful person."
"Martin painted our children when they were each 16. We felt that at 16 they were still children but adult enough so that their looks wouldn't change much. [He] captured the very essence of our children's personalities, In the way they sat, the way they held their hands which leaves no doubt in the viewers mind of who the subjects are. Our daughter loved her childhood dog so much that she wanted him in her portrait. He was a solid black dog, which I know is difficult to paint. Martin so captured Guinness, that when he saw the painting, he wouldn't stop barking at the dog. Martin also gave us good advice, that we purchase frames for both of them at the same time, so they would match. We certainly would have never thought of this, but has allowed us to keep them hanging together. Martin is accommodating to work with. We loved how he gave us three sketches and then allowed us to mix and match, until we had the perfect portrait of each of our children."
"We have enjoyed several of Martin’s paintings in our home and asked him to expand our collection with a commissioned painting of our Miniature Schnauzer - Lexi. Martin spent a considerable amount of time with our pet getting to know her and learning the many sides of her personality which he captured perfectly in his finished work. His time spent developing his approach and communicating with us about his progress resulted in a wonderful portrait which we will cherish for many years to come. Well done, Martin Pate!"