Patricia Palmer is one the fantastic Artists currently showing work at i2Art as part of our Summer Exhibition, why not pop in and have a look for yourself?
Patricia’s art training in the 70’s in Leeds (Teacher Training College, Headingley), was graphic based: the following years of teaching developed her abilities in a variety of art and craft skills. After 22 years in the classroom she decided to return to study. Patricia started the first full time course in 2000 at Cambridge Regional College and continued there for the next 5 years: Foundation, HND, Diploma and finally BA Hons, graduating from A.P.U. Cambridge in 2005 achieving a high class degree in Fine Art, specializing in painting.
At first, Patricia explores ideas through drawing, painting and collage, on paper (postcard size) using all mediums. She works from memory in order to sift away the unessential revealing only the typical, although, referring to photographs if she needs to check a specific detail/ colour/ shape/ position in space etc. Patricia tries out different formats, scale and size on paper to see which is appropriate for her theme before going on to canvas. Colours are softened or intensified, perspective flattened and features simplified.
‘My work, though abstract in appearance is for me representational and my paintings are how I see the world and how the world makes me feel.’
To see more of Patricia’s's work, available to buy, visit – http://i2popupgallery.com/popup/i2-Art/category/253/SUMMER-EXHIBITION-2012.html
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