Welcome to my new e-commerce experiment! I am PJ Paterson, a New Zealand based artist who has been exhibiting since 2009.
On this site you will be able to purchase affordable prints of all my favourite digital artworks. For as long as I have been working as an artist I have been trying to make my work more exclusive to ultimately obtain higher prices. This is commonly accepted as the way to have a successful career. Here, I am trying something a little different. I want to remove as many barriers as possible so anyone can own and enjoy my works. I'm excited to see where this experiment leads...
BORN: 1974, Manchester, United Kingdom
LIVES: Tauhei, Waikato, New Zealand
AWARDS/DISTINCTIONS: Pingyao International Photography Festival - Supreme Art Photography Award (2015); Auckland Festival of Photography - Sacred Hill Annual Commission (2015); The Wallace Art Awards - Finalist (2015, 2013, 2012, 2009)
COLLECTIONS: The James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland; The University of Waikato, Hamilton, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland
PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS: Urban Realms, Whakatane Museum, (2016); Pingyao International Photography Festival, China (2015); Auckland Festival of Photography, Silo 6, Auckland (2015); The Care Factor, Calder & Lawson Gallery, The University of Waikato, Hamilton (2013); Air New Zealand Fashion Week - Invited artist, Auckland (2010)
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY: Feature by Adrian Hatwell, D-Photo magazine, Jun 2015; ’Compassion and Global Concern’ by Peter Dornauf, EyeContact, Mar, 2013; The Care Factor exhibition catalogue, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, 2013; ‘Moments fixed in time with still-life skills’ by Terry McNamara, The New Zealand Herald, Apr 2011; ‘Innocent victim or malevolent goddess?’, Art News New Zealand, Autumn 2010