We had the good fortune of connecting with Patrick Kane McGregor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Patrick Kane, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I started Esoteric Art back in 1990 with my friend Jerry Inscoe. We worked for Tower records and we had a side hustle making foam board signs for a few clothing companies (Tribal and Third Rail) it was fleeting and didn’t last long but the name stuck so when I moved back to Denver and was ready to start a new art movement and company with my son painting murals and signs I brought it back in 2012.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I think that my style of painting is a big factor, it’s not widely used like spraypaint is. I paint with oils, enamels and brushes usually, which is a hard medium to control. It stays wet for way longer and the colors are way more vibrant and it takes a lot of practice and finesse. The finished look is superior to other mediums. The other thing that makes it my brand is subject matter. If you know me, I’m the dog guy (or any animal but dogs the most) I enjoy painting them as large as I can and using my own photos for my work. It keeps it authentic to my brand. Under the Esoteric art umbrella, my son and I can paint anything for the client and we freelance for a few companies like Colossal media or Walldogs painting the sides of buildings with advertisements which keeps us sharp, but the subject matter when its my own art is going to be animals or dogs, every time
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I usually take them to the mountains or nature -or maybe to a nice place to eat, maybe cook something at home for them, I like to cook. I don’t go out much but when I do, my watering holes are 715, Matchbox, and Gold Point… because all of my friends are usually there too. If they are artists, I would look for a place that we could create something, like my studio or a blank wall.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My wife Shawna Mcgregor Of course for backing me in this dream of mine, and Jerry Inscoe for inspiring me all of these years, and of course my son Tristan who is my right hand.
Instagram: @patrickkanemcgregor or @esotericartfenvet
Anthony Garcia, Hoxxoh, Delton Demerest are other artists that I collaborated with on some of these