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Art is how you think
Patrick-Earl tm was created in 1995 in honor of my late father Earl A. Barnes, Jr. in recognition of the extraordinary importance and influence he had, and still has, in my life. The brand name unites my father’s and my first names joined by a hyphen symbolically representing a “hitch” inviting my father to take this art journey with me. Patrick-Earl tm evolved naturally and spiritually out of my aspiration to pass on the deep connections I had with my father through my art by pushing the boundaries of my work to go “a little deeper.” This artistic output of my branded “deep folk art” pushes the conversation behind the art to a space where individuals can learn and experience something deeper while feeding their souls.