Patrick Durkin - Columbus Open Studio & Stage


Pull up to the Milo Arts Victorian facade and enter central Ohio’s premiere “live-work” artist studios. For over thirty years many of Columbus’ more accomplished artists and organizations have shared our friendly confines. A tour of my studio will include the enchanting story of harvesting fallen Sycamore branches from Whetstone Park and turning them into walking stick treasure!


Mixed media


Patrick Durkin attended Columbus College of Art & Design from 1979 -1980. He spent 25 years as a nationally recognized carpet artist. In 2009, Durkin created the documentary “Matisse’s Ultimate Method,” having acquired a licensing agreement with the Matisse estate. He also created the Henri Matisse Painted Paper Cut-Outs Art Project. Patrick is currently making hand painted walking sticks utilizing sycamore branches.


My walking sticks celebrate creativity in conjunction with nature in a profound way. The beautifully gnarled and grained wood offer an opportunity to launch the imagination in limitless directions that not only create functional folk art conversation pieces but on occasion, unique fine art objects.

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