John Patchett is a well-known East Anglian professional artist, whose pastel paintings are much sought after, both in England and abroad. After attending Grimsby School of Art, Kingston-upon-Thames College of Art and Brighton College of Art, John settled in Australia, where he was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts. In 1994, he returned to this country, settling in East Anglia, where he has easy access to some of his favourite painting locations. Besides holding over 40 successful solo shows in Australia and England, John’s pastel paintings have been exhibited in Japan, New Zealand and with the Pastel Society, The Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Institute of East Anglian Artists, The East Anglian Society of Marine Artists and as a prize winner at The Laing Exhibition, in the Mall Galleries, London. His pastel paintings cover a wide range of subject matter, including East Anglian and French landscapes, cityscapes, Broadland scenes, gardens, sun lit markets, street cafes, marine and coastal locations. Recent recognition by the International Pastel Artist Magazine, America, of John Patchett as a ‘Master Pastelist’ reiterates the impact of his artwork on a global scale.
Picturecraft Gallery and Exhibition Centre, 23 Lees Yard, Holt,01263 711040
Southwold Gallery, 64a, High Street, Southwold, 01502 723888
Mandells Gallery, Elm, Hill, Norwich. 01603 626892
Ferini Art Gallery, All Saints Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft 01502 562 222.
‘Art & Artists Year Book’ 1997.
‘The Leisure Painter’ and ‘The Artist’ magazines (over 30 articles to date).
‘International Pastel Artist’ magazine, No. 11 (Sept. /Oct. 2001).
‘Step by Step – Art Course’ magazine No. 78 (Dec 2001).
‘EDP Norfolk’ magazine, Issue 62 – “Artist of the Month” (June 2004).
‘How to create texture in your paintings’, by Tony Paul.
‘Painting from the heart’, by Adrian Hill
(available from Picturecraft Gallery in Holt and from Halsgrove Publishers).
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