Patrick Coffaro

A printer and painter, Patrick Coffaro is best known for his multicolored monoprints and mixed-media collages of the Southwestern desert.  His signature works incorporate “chine colle,” a method of coloring and bonding layers of paper utilizing inks, varnish, and the pressure of a printing press.  But today he is mainly working with mixed media and oil on canvas.

Born in 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, he studied at the Chicago Art Institute and the American Art Academy but considers himself self-taught in the details of his printmaking.  Originally working primarily with monoprints of still lifes, he found his style when he began to allow spontaneity and “dabbling around” to direct him, painting in oils and creating landscapes, as well.  Color has played a primary role in Coffaro’s growth as an artist. “I used to work very bland, very subdued, all earth tones.  Everything was quiet.  I started working with louder colors surprisingly by accident. I played around with some real bright colors that were laid out on a palette that I had. I guess that kicked it all off.”

Patrick’s work is represented in Arizona by Wilde Meyer Galleries.  Click on any piece to enlarge it.

It's Bigger
Patrick Coffaro
5" x 7"
oil on canvas
$100

It's Bigger Patrick Coffaro 5" x 7" oil on canvas $100

Desert Gems
Patrick Coffaro
5" x 7"
oil on canvas
$100

Desert Gems Patrick Coffaro 5" x 7" oil on canvas $100

Looking For Sun
Patrick Coffaro
6" x 8"
mixed media
$130

Looking For Sun Patrick Coffaro 6" x 8" mixed media $130

I'm Going Back
Patrick Coffaro
5" x 7"
mixed media
$130

I'm Going Back Patrick Coffaro 5" x 7" mixed media $130

Just Three
Patrick Coffaro 
5" x 7"
mixed media
$130

Just Three Patrick Coffaro 5" x 7" mixed media $130

It's the Center
Patrick Coffaro
7" x 5"
mixed media
$130

It's the Center Patrick Coffaro 7" x 5" mixed media $130

Growing Up
Patrick Coffaro
8" x 6"
mixed media
$130

Growing Up Patrick Coffaro 8" x 6" mixed media $130

Somewhere in AZ
Patrick Coffaro
6" x 8"
mixed media
$130

Somewhere in AZ Patrick Coffaro 6" x 8" mixed media $130

Red All Over
Patrick Coffaro
7" x 7"
mixed media
$130

Red All Over Patrick Coffaro 7" x 7" mixed media $130

What's Going On
Patrick Coffaro
7" x 7"
mixed media
$130

What's Going On Patrick Coffaro 7" x 7" mixed media $130

A Special Cactus
Patrick Coffaro
10" x 10"
mixed media
$200

A Special Cactus Patrick Coffaro 10" x 10" mixed media $200

Bring It Home
Patrick Coffaro
10" x 10"
mixed media
$200

Bring It Home Patrick Coffaro 10" x 10" mixed media $200

Good Friends
Patrick Coffaro 
10" x 10"
mixed media on canvas
$200

Good Friends Patrick Coffaro 10" x 10" mixed media on canvas $200

All Eyes on Me
Patrick Coffaro 
10" x 10"
mixed media on canvas
$200

All Eyes on Me Patrick Coffaro 10" x 10" mixed media on canvas $200

Surprise, Surprise
Patrick Coffaro
10.5" x 5.5"
mixed media on panel
$130

Surprise, Surprise Patrick Coffaro 10.5" x 5.5" mixed media on panel $130

Going Wild
Patrick Coffaro 
5" x 7"
mixed media on panel
$130

Going Wild Patrick Coffaro 5" x 7" mixed media on panel $130

Secret Garden
Patrick Coffaro
5" x 7"
mixed media
$130

Secret Garden Patrick Coffaro 5" x 7" mixed media $130

Growing Up
Patrick Coffaro
48" x 30"
mixed media on canvas
$4000

Growing Up Patrick Coffaro 48" x 30" mixed media on canvas $4000

A Pretty Sight
Patrick Coffaro
30" x 46"
mixed media on canvas
$4000

A Pretty Sight Patrick Coffaro 30" x 46" mixed media on canvas $4000

A New Kind of Garden
Patrick Coffaro
40" x 60"
mixed media on canvas
$6500

A New Kind of Garden Patrick Coffaro 40" x 60" mixed media on canvas $6500

Good Friends
Patrick Coffaro
24" x 24"
mixed media on panel
$1200

Good Friends Patrick Coffaro 24" x 24" mixed media on panel $1200

The Standout
Patrick Coffaro
24" x 24"
mixed media on panel
$1200

The Standout Patrick Coffaro 24" x 24" mixed media on panel $1200

Extra Special
Patrick Coffaro
36" x 48"
mixed media on canvas
$4500

Extra Special Patrick Coffaro 36" x 48" mixed media on canvas $4500

A Happy Hang Out
Patrick Coffaro
10" x 10"
oil on canvas
$250

A Happy Hang Out Patrick Coffaro 10" x 10" oil on canvas $250

Bold Summer Beauties
Patrick Coffaro
20" x 60"
mixed media on panel
$2500

Bold Summer Beauties Patrick Coffaro 20" x 60" mixed media on panel $2500

It's Not New, Just Different
Patrick Coffaro
60" x 40"
oil on canvas
$6000

It's Not New, Just Different Patrick Coffaro 60" x 40" oil on canvas $6000

My Kind of Landscape
Patrick Coffaro
30" x 68"
oil on canvas
$6500

My Kind of Landscape Patrick Coffaro 30" x 68" oil on canvas $6500

Bigger and Brighter
Patrick Coffaro
40" x 30"
oil on canvas
$3000

Bigger and Brighter Patrick Coffaro 40" x 30" oil on canvas $3000

Just Fantastic
Patrick Coffaro 
30" x 68"
mixed media on canvas
$6500

Just Fantastic Patrick Coffaro 30" x 68" mixed media on canvas $6500