Patrick Lin

Patrick Lin

Sunset over Millers Point

Oil on panel

31cm x 46cm x 0.3cm (Unframed)

My usual occupation doesn’t involve art—it involves advocacy. Yet my journey of learning how to paint the light has enriched skills just as relevant to other pursuits, including advocacy.

Painting requires observation, capturing the essence of things, and giving expression to the emotions and humanity of scenes and subjects. So, too, does advocacy require attention to detail, sequencing relevant information, and telling compelling stories.

Painting helps me appreciate the interconnectedness of seemingly disparate experiences