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Chris Friel, Photographer"

"absolutely blown away by your recent work...regards


Ian Pearsall Artist

“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.”



I graduated from a B.A. Fine Art degree, and worked with fringe theatre groups in the early 70s.  

In 1975 I was a Post Grad student of Theatre Design at the Slade School of Fine Art, eventually 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 

Birmingham, London, Chicago, (6 years), and Denver Colorado, USA.


Education :  

Diploma in Art & Design, Fine Art, Sculpture 1973

Sunderland School of Art & Design

2 Years Post Graduate Theatre Design,

Higher Diploma 

Slade School of Fine Art 1977

MA, Illustration & Design, 2006

Sunderland University


Brief Statement

I am open to changes during the processes of making. The result is often expressionistic and semi-abstract. Works are frequently based on patterns in nature that are at first sight, random. 

A large collection of work comes from the study of stones from a nearby beach, 2014 onwards. 

The object brings its own elemental history, and makes itself known.