Patrick Wise, Wedding Artist

Patrick is a full-time fine artist,  live event and wedding painter whose strong emotional response to people, landscape, and nature are conveyed in his paintings.  He attended Center for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, earned his Master of Arts from Wayne State University, Detroit, and is an award-winning painter as well as having been a college professor.  Patrick won the Gold Medal for painting at the Contemporary Art Contest, Mackinac Art Museum, Mackinac Island. He has juried exhibitions at The Scarab Club in Detroit, Crooked Tree Arts Center, and Charlevoix Circle of Arts, and exhibits both nationally and internationally.  Most recently, Patrick was Artist-in-Residence on Mackinac Island during the summer of 2020.
Patrick spent several years employed by the Detroit Institute of Arts, and acted as Curator and Juror for the DIA's education exhibitions from 2010 to 2015. He has led portrait workshops at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) in conjunction with Alex Melamid.

Patrick’s artwork is in the permanent collection at Children's Hospital of Detroit in addition to numerous private art collections throughout the U.S.  A native of Petoskey, Michigan, he is a full time resident of Harbor Springs, Michigan, and is inspired by people and places for his work.  


Click here for a listing of some of the areas Patrick has painted!


Margie Marks is married to Patrick. She is partner and project coordinator who truly enjoys developing relationships with people and helping them see a vision become a reality. 


Born in the Detroit area, she was a teacher for 33 years and always enjoyed venturing to northern Michigan.  When Patrick and Margie married in Petoskey - outdoors, overlooking Little Traverse Bay - she had no idea they would be calling Harbor Springs their home ten years later, and she couldn't be happier!

Margie holds degrees from both Wayne State University (Detroit) and Oakland University, (Rochester). 

Margie's background in teaching and theatre arts continues to shine in the collaborative work with Patrick. They both enjoy working together and creating new memories.


Northern Michigan Fine Artist ~ Wedding Painting, Live Events, & Commissions

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