Patrick Williams is a passionate and inspiring public speaker, prolific artist, writer, independent scholar, and visionary educator.
Patrick is the founder of Innovating First: Public Speaking and Consulting and the Creative Director of Satori Institute; an Arts, Education, and Research non-profit.
Patrick has a deep rooted and passionate personal history of independent scholarship. The subjects of his long established research and study include creativity, the arts, art history, education, mainstream & innovative sciences, psychology, philosophy, the healing arts, Budo, mathematics, and sacred geometry. Patrick’s studies cover mainstream articles, journal articles, books, websites, videos, documentaries, interviews, dialogues, and conversations. Patrick has a solid historical and contemporary comprehension of these subjects which are vital and informative to his presentations, workshops, consulting, and mentoring.
For over four decades Patrick has been making art, researching/writing, and developing an innovative Philosophy of Creativity. His visionary approach regarding The Creative is bringing new insights to individuals, society, and our culture, as well as the Arts.
Patrick has innovated creative curriculums in schools and community centers. In workshops and presentations with many diverse groups of all ages in a variety of environments, he inspires and awakens creativity.
Patrick’s paintings and drawings have been shown in many solo exhibits and group shows throughout the United States, Japan, and China. His paintings are in public and private collections. Patrick has been represented by galleries in Chicago, Seattle, Albuquerque, and Omaha. Patrick is also the founder of Celebration Flower Paintings.
Patrick holds black belts in Karate-do and Aikido with decades of experience training and teaching budo. He has his BFA in painting from the University of Nebraska.
His book, Why We Need the Arts; Innovating a Philosophy of Creativity will be published in 2018.
Patrick lives in Boulder, Colorado with his partner and artist comrade Rebecca Bronson and their two enchanting Ragdoll cats Rosetta and Talik.
To view Patrick’s art jump over to: http://www.patrickwilliams.com
To view or commission a flower painting: http://celebrationflowerpaintings.com
To read about our non-profit: http://www.satoriinstitute.org
To learn about and read Rebecca’s work: http://www.thedalywoolf.com