Saturday 5th August – Saturday 16th September 2017
Patricia has painted for most of her life – mainly in watercolour. However, it was only since she retired that she found more time to indulge her passion for art.
Early in 2013, seeking inspiration, she changed media to acrylics, adding all sorts of different materials to create drama and texture within her work. This changed her style of painting and gave an element of abstraction which she loves.
Patricia’s paintings are not always an exact representation of any one place, but the lovely Peak District in England and the varied landscape of Andalucia is where her inspiration originates. She memorises the landscape – its atmosphere, the colours and the rich textures, and recreates the mood back in her studio. Often the flow of the paint or the added textures suggest a feature of the landscape which helps to give her work its individuality and vibrancy. Each piece of work captures the ‘essence’ of places she visits. She hopes that you will discover ‘your’ special place in her work.
In the past few years Patricia has held several successful exhibitions in Spain, and had work accepted in ‘Open Exhibitions’ in the UK, she has work in galleries in the UK, and has recently been invited to be ‘Guest Artist’ at two galleries in the Peak District
April 2017 – August 2017
Plastic was one of the materials to revolutionise life in the late 19th and into the 20th Century, forever changing the technology of manufacturing, household interiors and aesthetic of design.The exhibition looks at the history of early plastics and how they were developed and used. It features Bakelite, celluloid and Lucite objects including domestic appliances, leisure pursuits and fashion items.