Lou Patnode


My path in art began with commercial work. I was a commercial painter at 17 when I painted some dragon heads for a chinese restaurant. I went to art school, and started doing storyboards for several different Ad Agencies. As a storyboard artist I became involved in user experience design for Xbox and Microsoft.

Early life

When the Art Institute of Seattle was still located in the old Burnley School I learned to paint under Artist Bill Cumming.

From this was developed a love of urban sketching.

Four Dogs 48″ x 36″ Oil on Canvas
Three Brothers 48″ x 24″

Art Life

During 2020 and 2021, adjunct professor Digipen Institute of Technology.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Hyatt Regency (Seattle, WA) – August 17, 2021