Patrick was born in Busan, South Korea in 1984 and raised in La Grange, Illinois. He earned his undergraduate degree in Art History and English from the University of St Andrews in 2006. Patrick moved to New York in 2010 to train under Jacob Collins, Edward Minoff, Joshua LaRock, Scott Waddell, and Colleen Barry at Grand Central Atelier. Following the completion of his studies in 2014, he worked as an instructor of painting and drawing in the atelier's full and part time programs. Recently Patrick relocated to Paris, France, to become a principal instructor at the newly founded Paris Academy of Art. 
His work is exhibited at galleries in New York and Massachusetts. 
Patrick's immersion in the methodology, philosophy, and studio practices of the classical atelier continues to inform and refine his technical skills, while a determination to evince the beauty, vulnerability, and intimacy of his subjects provides the inspiration for his work.