figurative artist patrick palmer cahoots - About

I specialise in capturing the female form – subtle, classical nudes in oil, charcoal, graphite and red chalk.

I also run life drawing classes in Windsor.


Training

I was given years of professional tuition at a number of life drawing classes and at The National College of Art and Design (Dublin), and Heatherley’s School of Art (London). I was also very lucky to have been tutored by Michael Clark (a friend and contemporary of Francis Bacon) and Bobby Gill (an Honorary Fellow of the RCA).

I now work from my 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 postromanticism.com 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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