Chris Friel, Photographer
"absolutely blown away by your recent work...
“The Wicker Man is an incredible drawing, visceral; sharp and pointed – really everything I would strive to achieve technically. I'm delighted and honoured.
Thank you Pat, your work is a thrill.”
"Tremendous paintings, Pat! As an enthusiastic country walker, I’m mightily impressed by your complex depictions of hedges and thickets. They are bristling with vigour – the very essence of elemental nature. Those thorns are sharp!"
I graduated from a B.A. Fine Art degree, and worked with fringe theatre groups in the early 70s and in 1975 I was a Post Grad student of Theatre Design at the Slade School of Fine Art. Moved on to working for theatres and studios in London and in the USA. Theatre design, costume props, costume making, model-making and costume jewellery work were my first work experiences. Many years later, I retrained and spent 6 years as an IT Support and graphics worker, before venturing to paint again.
Born in North East England, I returned here after living and working in many places -
Birmingham, London, Chicago, (6 years), and Denver Colorado, USA.
Diploma in Art & Design, Fine Art, Sculpture 1973
Sunderland School of Art & Design
2 Years Post Graduate Theatre Design,
Slade School of Fine Art 1977
MA, Illustration & Design, 2006