Winston Patrick considers himself fortunate to have studied at the Jamaica School of Art during the time of Barrington Watson and Colin Garland. Both artists had an impact on his career; in particular, the memory of Colin Garland’s keen observation and attention to detail would always stay with him, while he would be grateful to Barrington Watson for his support and the opportunity Watson provided for him to travel, to see works of great artists and to expand his insights as an artist.
Winston Patrick’s visits to Europe opened him up to new dimensions in art, he was introduced to new types of artistic expression in both European and African art and he also looked at the old masters.During the 1970s his work was mainly influenced by visits abroad and developed through his love for wood as a medium of self-expression. Sculpture was for him, however, a reductive process as he tried to master the material wood. Now, he brings his minimalist aesthetic to the commissions that he has gained throughout the Caribbean for companies like Sandals, Myers Fletcher and Gordon, and Dehring Bunting and Golding. His work has become what he calls,” environmental “ concentrating on metal and architectural designs and thus combining art and design. He says: “I believe that survival as an artist is being able to express art without compromise or dependence”.PA-S