Please note!!!: The Russell Collection Fine Art GAllery is a 3 minute ride from downtown Austin, and there are several restaurants nearby!

Patterson Painting Live at Popular West 6th St. Gallery on Friday, Nov. 16

AUSTIN, TX (Nov. 11, 2012) – Noted motorsport artist Bill Patterson will be painting live at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery this Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 – 9 p.m., part of a week-long showing of his Formula One portfolio and coinciding with the inaugural United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas.

While Patterson’s work will be on display at the Russell Collection from Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Wednesday, Nov. 21, the Russell Collection is hosting a very special reception open to the public this Friday evening. Patterson will be discussing his art work and performing one of his unique live art demonstrations, where he’ll paint an original Formula One-themed piece in front of the reception audience.

“I am doubly thrilled to not only be attending the return of the U.S. Grand Prix, but to partner with a great art gallery in Austin,” said Patterson. “I have been busy developing a new portfolio of works that I’m anxious to share with the F1 community, and the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery will be the perfect way to do that. I hope that we can make Russell a destination for future events at COTA. And my good friends, the Corleys, of Monticello Vineyards have offered to pour some of their amazing Napa Valley wines. I look forward to seeing friends old and new Friday night!”

Gallery owner Lisa Russell is also looking forward to the upcoming events. “We are so honored to represent such an amazing talent as Bill Patterson,” said Russell. And we’re happy that art also has an important role in Austin’s very first Grand Prix.”

Patterson is a fixture in the world of motion sports, having put his distinctive style on motor-racing subjects from Formula One, NASCAR, Indy Car, Le Mans, MotoGP and historic-car racing, as well as capturing the speed and motion of the world of sailing, skiing, tennis, hockey and professional football. He has been the Official Artist at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, in Monterey, Calif., since 2004.

Located at 1137 West 6th Street in downtown Austin, the Russell Collection is a world class gallery filled with museum quality art that sets out to offer something different to the serious art collector in central Texas. The gallery’s hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. Reception RSVPs can be made call calling the gallery at (512) 478-4440, or via email at

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