Nick Patten, a contemporary realist painter, is a native of Troy, New York, he received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. People love the mysterious light in his paintings, and critics have referred to him as an “American Vermeer.”
He has also been referred to as a Master of Light and Shadow because of the style of his paintings. Recently one of his paintings was accepted into the permanent collection of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in Provincetown MA.