Art Description | The Letter - Original Oil Painting
My black and white oils are inspired by old black and white photographs. When I first started painting, it was too expensive to hire a model (a painting can take a year) and I struggled to find decent photos to work from. Old photos often do not have a copyright and therefore there are no fees for using them. They were a great source of material.
I then realised that they had a stronger focal point than modern photos – they tended to be blurred around the edges. My art developed accordingly, focusing on one point and playing down others.
Art Description | Violet
Printmaking: Oil on Paper. Original currently on display at Home House London. 25 Giclee prints now available, A3 in size. They come with a certificate of authenticity and are signed and numbered. Paper: Pearl, a 255gsm fine art paper made from 100% cotton. Age resistant. This is the first of 25.
About Patrick Palmer
I am a professional artist exhibiting at a number of galleries across the UK including Belgravia Gallery in Mayfair and Box Galleries on the King's Road in London. I am also the life-drawing tutor at The Fire-Station Arts Centre in Windsor. I can do full-body commissions, please enquire for more information. I studied at Heatherley's School of Art in London and at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin. I have also been lucky enough to have been given extensive personal tuition by a close friend of Francis Bacon and an honorary fellow of The Royal College of Art. Whilst an element of realism is important, I try to move beyond artistic convention and avoid an image that is too predictable. Realism is not enough - what you take away and what you add to what you see are what transform a picture into art. I believe that the viewer wants to see a degree of draughtsmanship from an artist but they deserve more than this. I aspire to make my pictures touch people personally and to be considered works of beauty. I've recently been featured in a new book (available on Amazon) called 'Images of Women in Art'. I was also included in '10 of The Best Contemporary Portrait Artists' by One Fine Bid. One of my paintings is on the cover of a new book by India's poet Laureate - Musings of Miss Yellow. “Patrick Palmer is a modern master of figurative art. His post-romantic nudes are not only exquisitely painted, but also dreamy, delicate and suggestive. They only hint at sensuality and evoke fantasy in the subtle and elegant manner that distinguishes art from pornography.” Claudia Moscovici, Co-founder of postromanticism.com and art critic (“Romanticism and Post-romanticism”, Lexington Books, 2007)
Hons Degree from Oxford Brookes University.
Diploma from Heatherleys School of Art London.
Diploma from National College of Art and Design Dublin.