Patrick Palmer with Hero Johnson at Cahoots.

Patrick is a classically-trained artist specialising in the female nude and portraiture. He is considered to be one of the UK’s leading figure artists.

He also runs life drawing classes in Windsor.


He had years of professional tuition at various life drawing classes and at The National College of Art and Design (Dublin),and Heatherley’s School of Art (London). He was also given extensive tuition from Michael Clark (a friend and contemporary of Francis Bacon) and Bobby Gill (Honorary Fellow of the RCA).

He works from his studio in Windsor.

Artist Statement

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 add to what you see are what transform a picture into art. I believe the viewer wants to see a degree of draughtsmanship from an artist but they deserve more than this.

“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 and art critic.

“Awesome to know that you are one of a few artists Jasper’s year (10) is studying. He couldn’t believe it, instantly recognising your work!!! All artists were pre selected by the teacher and students have to research the artist and analyse their work. Way to go …. We’re back in July – would be great to catch up if you are around. Big hugs” Michelle Poulter (Hong Kong)

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