Patrick Atkinson 1978-2012 - In Memoriam
Posted by Larry / to News, Artists / on October 10, 2012

Larry Winn, Grand Image CEO, reports the passing of the gifted North Carolina artist Patrick Atkinson (1978-2012). Patrick passed away in his home in Wilmington, N.C. The entire staff of Grand Image sends our condolences to Sarah and their two boys, Lief and Caspian, his parents, Rocky and Dulce and the extended Atkinson family and friends. More information regarding arrangements will be posted as we are made aware.

10/11/12 Update:

Patrick Wright Atkinson

Mr. Atkinson, age 33, of Wilmington, NC, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at his home.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00PM on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at The Holden Beach Chapel in Holden Beach, NC with Dr John Gray officiating. The family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service.

Patrick was born on November 20, 1978 in Charlotte, the beloved son of Richard “Rocky” and Dulce Atkinson of Holden Beach. He was a graduate of Providence Day School and attended both East Carolina University and Queens College while majoring in art. His passion was painting and his work was promoted by many noted galleries from an early age. For the last 6 years Patrick painted exclusively for Grand Image in Seattle, WA, a major distributor of original art work and fine reproductions to galleries and corporations throughout the United States. His paintings were carried by Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, Ethan Allen and many other top retailers. When The Drake Hotel in San Francisco recently underwent renovation, Patrick’s art played a major role in the design of the guest suites. 

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two precious sons, Caspian Wright and Lief Gabriel, both of Charlotte, sisters Logan Atkinson from Wilmington and Aubree Sledge and her husband, Edward, and their three children Hayden, Marechal and Simms from Birmingham, AL plus many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Even with success as an artist, Patrick remained quiet and unassuming. He had a strong belief in the Lord and his family takes comfort in knowing he’s resting in the arms of Jesus. Patrick was a gentle and loving father who treasured time with his boys and family. We’ll all miss his sense of humor, boundless creativity, compassion for the underdog and sweet loving presence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eagles Nest Regeneration at 4410 Christiansburg Pike in Floyd, VA 24091-2598. Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at

Ralph @ Hollwood Studio Gallery
October 12, 2012
  So saddened to hear the news of Patrick Atkinson's passing. My thoughts to all of you at Grand Image and his family. We will cherish his work as a unique part of our collection. -Ralph Fowler, Director - Hollywood Studio Gallery
Harold Hoeg
October 11, 2012
  Over the last few years we have had the honor and pleasure of representing Patrick's work to our clients. Me and my staff at Horizon Art are saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers go out to Patrick's family in this very difficult time.

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