Rated among the best on Franklin Report ( see comments):
“My living room has been transformed and enriched beyond my highest expectations.”
“His knowledge of Old World techniques is not often seen anymore. It is a breath of fresh air to see this dedication.”
“Patrick not only has the pure talent needed for top projects, but his personality and demeanor make you want to work with him again and again.” “A real can-do attitude.”
“Clearly a master at his craft, with great vision and superior skill. He is a pleasure to work with.”
“Patrick is extremely likable, modest and reliable. A real find.”

– NEW YORK TIMES Penelope Green says about Patrick trompe l’oeil paintings “It is so lifelike, so convincingly three dimensional, you have to touch it to adjust your eyes … startling forgeries”.
– Aldon James, President of the New York National Arts Club, says about Patrick “The National Arts Club values Mr. Bancel as a master in trompe l’oeil techniques… unique artist…”.
– Renee Phillips, from Manhattan Arts International and member of the International Association of Art Critics:
“Patrick’s paintings are highly proficient and awe-inspiring, reflecting his serious studies of the Masters. His sky paintings are serene, expansive, and meditative. His trompe l’oeil paintings are modern, narrative and provocative”.

Art Critic
« Patrick BANCEL is both young, vivacious, sensitive and reserved. He has penetrating eyes. He glides with ease from profound observation to amusing perusal. He can be carefree or solemn. A determined worker, he knows where he is going. An extreme kindness guides his step. He divines the beauty, has premonitions about it, makes it born, amplifies it. He is a magician. He hears much more than words. He has the skillful brush, a feather, to say things with humour, tenderness, sometimes seriousness. His thoughts are always expressed with subtlety, delicacy and elegance. He is a samurai of expression , a calligrapher of ideas.» Claude HELGUERS