Patricia says: “As a sculptor I love working with the directness of clay, using all the techniques, coiling and slab building, making one-off pieces, which are fired then finished with acrylic paint. Classical sculpture was always highly coloured but we have this erroneous idea that they were all white and sterile looking.

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My obsession as an artist is catching a very simple form or line, then enhancing it with colour. Sometimes these are juxtapositions that I hope suggest contradictions of strength and fragility, stability and precariousness – like the relationships between human beings. But also of rest and activity, grace and motion, that give an object a lively presence and a sense of individual character. But really all this is open to the eye of the beholder. I never want to be too prescriptive, and in saying this much I’ve probably said too much.”

 

Artwork

Credentials

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Chapel Arts, Cheltenham
  • 2015
    William Benington Gallery Sculptural at Coombe Trenchard
  • 2015
    Chapel Lane Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
  • 2014
    The Art Room, Topsham, Devon
  • New Craftsman Gallery, St. Ives
  • Beaux Arts, Bath
  • Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
  • The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019
    'ITV Creates', Idents, Commissioned to Create a new on screen ident for ITV
  • 2018
    RWA Open, Royal Academy of Art - Bristol
  • 2018
    Sheridan Russell Gallery, Various Art Fairs, London
  • 2018
    Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Hampstead & Battersea
  • 2018
    VJB Arts in the Atrium of 10 Gresham Street, London
  • 2018
    Kobi & Teal, Frome, Somerset "Objective:Subjective" (Solo)
  • 2018
    Otomys, Tetbury, Glos
  • 2018
    Urchfont Manor, Wiltshire, ‘Art in the Garden’ organised by The Friends of the Garden
  • 2018
    Oink Gallery, Swindon, Wiltshire (Solo)
  • 2018
    The Garden Gallery, Hampshire (every year from 2005)
  • 2018
    Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey (every year from 1990)
  • 2017
    Guest speaker at the Ceramic Artists Association of Israel Symposium at Hel Hai.
  • 2017
    Lecturing in Jerusalem at the Israel Museum and at the Bet Benyamini Centre in Tel Aviv.
  • 2017
    The London Group, The Cello Factory, London
  • 2017
    Beukenhof Pheonix, Belgium 2011-2018
  • 2017
    Cavaliero Finn, Dulwich & Somerset & Royal Society of Sculptors, London
  • 2017
    Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, Sussex
  • 2017
    Quenington Sculpture Trust Fresh Air
  • 2017
    Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester
  • 2016
    ‘From Where I’m Standing’, Swindon Museum &Art Gallery
  • 2016
    Discerning Eye Winners’ Exhibition, Temple Church, London
  • 2016
    RWA Open
  • 2016
    Tarpey Gallery, Derby
  • 2016
    Andelliart, Wells
  • 2016
    Doddington Hall & Gardens, Lincoln
  • 2016
    Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
  • 2015
    London Irish Art, Westminster
  • 2015
    Junction Gallery, Woodstock
  • 2015
    Flux, Royal College of Art
  • 2015
    William Benington Gallery Sculptural at Coombe Trenchard
  • 2013-2014
    The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle: ‘Gravity’
  • 2013-2014
    Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth
  • 2013-2014
    Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames
  • 2013-2014
    Art London Wolsely Fine Art
  • 2013-2014
    Ceramic Art London
  • 2013-2014
    Sculpt Gallery, Essex
  • 2013-2014
    Maureen Michealson, London
  • 2008-2012
    Rococo Gardens, Painswick (Commissioned Artist)
  • 2008-2012
    Shirley Crowther Fine Art
  • 2008-2012
    View Art Gallery, Bristol
  • 2008-2012
    Chichester Cathedral, Sculpture in Paradise
  • 2008-2012
    The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, N.Yorkshire
  • 2008-2012
    Twenty Twenty Gallery, Shropshire
  • 2008-2012
    One Two Five Gallery, Bath
  • 2008-2012
    18@108 Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
  • 2008-2012
    Art in the Garden 08, at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire
  • 2008-2012
    The Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff (Exhibited over several years)
  • 2007
    ING Discerning Eye (Specially Selected Artist)
  • 2007
    CPA at 50, Worcester
  • 2007
    Eye to Eye, Cork Street, London
  • 2007
    The Scottish Gallery
  • 2007
    Wolseley Fine Art, London
  • 2007
    Broadway Modern, Broadway
  • 2007
    Fine Art/The Gallery, Cork Street/ Glyn Vivian Art Centre, Hampton Court (Evening Standard)

Prizes

  • 2007
    ING "Discerning Eye" Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London - Regional Winner
  • Shortlsted for the 'Brian Mercer Bronze Casting Residency' by the Royal British Society of Sculptors

Collections

  • Lord Carrington
  • Sir John Mortimer
  • Damon De Laszlo
  • Simon Relph CBE
  • Lady Oborne
  • Priory Hotel, Bath
  • British Consul, Ivory Coast
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • Mary Portas
  • Swindon Museum & Art Gallery

Commissions

  • 1999
    Work selected as Southern Arts Prize by Beckett Biographer James Knowlson
  • 1998
    Audience and Muse, Brewhouse Art Centre, Taunton
  • 1997
    The Water Deities, Art Sway, Hampshire