John Patchett returns to The Forum marking his 50th one man exhibition.
Art lovers and particularly John’s many followers find his work a fascinating combination of relaxed handling of pastels mixed with an ability to capture and manipulate those allusive qualities of light and colour.
In conversation with John Patchett you quickly get an insight into why he is an artist and a highly respected and successful one at that: “My paintings are essentially about the quality of light and colour. When I feel I have started to master these qualities, I quickly begin to realise the potential they have for conveying a wide range of moods and atmosphere”.
He is regarded as one of the country’s leading exponents in the art of pastel painting. His work has been exhibited in Japan, New Zealand, with the Pastel Society, The Royal Society of Marine Artists and as a prizewinner at the Laing Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, in London.
Over the years, John Patchett’s pastel paintings have featured in articles in the The Artist and Leisure Painter magazine. He believes it is necessary to paint as much as possible on location, which has resulted in his work having immediacy and a strong sense of light and warmth.