Description

Painting, mainly watercolours, depicting plants and landscapes, mainly rural and urban. You will find here a collection of my work dating back to the late 1950s and early 1960s, when I was a night school student at Dublin Belfast Colleges of Art. Participation in the 2018 Open Studios program has inspired me to put them on exhibition for the first time.

This is usfully enabling me to compare my own early pictures with later work, and also with work by other amateur and professional artists. My objective is to display art from a variety of sources in an informal domestic setting. I am very conscious that we have a rich heritage of art and culture on the Island which remains largely unseen.

An Island artist I particularly admire is Muriel Owen whose book "An Artist in Residence" (Isle of Wight County Press 2004) includes a glowing introduction by broadcaster and author Lynne Truss, who is also one of Muriel's enthusiastic ex-pupils of art. It was a chance question by Lynn Truss, enquiring as to what happens to all the amateur artists pictures, which spurred me into creating this modest exhibition.

Portrait caption: Artist K Firman, Date 1964, Pencil on Paper


About

Born:

October 1942, Patricia Tisdall in Co Fermanagh, Northern Island

June 1974, Moved to Ryde, Isle of Wight with husband and family

Education:

June 1961, A Level Art Collegiate School, Enniskillen. Studied under Kathleen Bridle (1897 - 1989), a noted water colour artists.

June 1962, Royal Drawing Society Honours, Alexandra College, Dublin

Exhibitions:

1979, Staff Art exhibition, The Times, London

2011, Joined Cheverton Farm art group, Shorwell, Isle of Wight

2012, Botanic Gardens Ventnor, Isle of Wight with Cheverton Farm art group

2012 - 2018, annually, Rembrandt Gallery, Newport, Isle of Wight

2018 July, Isle of Wight Arts Open Studios


Categories

Painting / Sculpture


Location

Newport


Contact

Tel:
01983 522093
Email:
nplaking@aol.com
Website:
https://www.isleofwightarts.com/artist-profile/patricialaking/