Artist John Patrick

John Patrick

Artist from United Kingdom

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About the artist John Patrick

John Patrick has created with a variety of media from contemporary cement and glass to the more classical media of charcoal and oils, starting from 1994 in Oxford UK. For much of this time his main focus of attention has been representations upon the female nude figure. He taught and facilitated life drawing groups in Oxford, then later in Cheshire and North Yorkshire, before returning to his roots in Lancashire where he provides 1-2-1 tuition sessions to total beginners, wanting to explore figurative art. John has exhibited widely and often supports charity art auctions, creating and donating specific artworks, in support of women's health and well-being. In this manner he gives back and supports some of the magnificent women who have posed for him over the years. For his personal artworks he rarely works with professional models, preferring to collaborate with women wanting "to become art". Around 2008/9 he was on national television teaching celebrity presenters how to draw and paint the female nude from a live sitting and around the same time the Art Editor of a national daily newspaper posed whilst he created a representation of her in quick setting cement on canvas, with bright acrylic paints applied to the still-wet cement "alla fresco"

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  • Community member since January 14th, 2024
  • Kind of fine art:Drawing
  • Open to taking custom orders
  • Open to collaboration with curators and galleries
"You don't have to be a good artist to be successful but neither do you have to be successful to be good"
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Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions with John Patrick: "The Beauty Of Women 2", The Strand Gallery, Piccadilly, London. "Tie & Tease" at Electrowertz, Islington, London "The Beauty Of Women", the Menier Gallery, SouthBank, London 2nd International Twitter Exhibition, Moss, Norway Heaton Moor Rd, Stockport, UK. Pop-Up Gallery. 6 Week Gallery. Vernon Mill Artists Exhibition, Stockport UK Pop Up Gallery: 22-26 Bramhall Lane, Shaw Heath. 6 Week Gallery (Co-Sponsor) Stockport Municipal Art Gallery Bistro West, Manchester & Manchester Metro "Featured Artist" (Cement Fresco) Fellicinni Bistro, Manchester Exhibition Trade Stand "Erotica" Trade Show (GMex Manchester). Breaking Spaces III, Stockport Breaking Spaces II, Stockport Oxfordshire Artweeks, television / radio / press: BBC Radio Tees, "Artist Supporting Breast Cancer Victim, in Nude Art" (interview with John Patrick & the anonymised lady) Life Drawing/Painting Tutor, Channel5 "How Not To Decorate" - Repeated in UK and shown worldwide (multiple territories) Manchester Metro "Featured Artist" - double page spread, Art Editor posed semi-clad for John Patrick, working with quick setting cement & acrylic paint to create a "Modern Fresco" on canvas. Sensual Nude Photography, - Widely published UK Press studio / teaching / location Moved to Lancashire, Nov 2015 Stokesley, N.Yorks. Opened Art Studio, Oct 2011 (Photographic and Life Drawing Studio) Moved to North Yorkshire, Jan 2011 Managing Director, an Arts Community Interest Company c2006 Stockport, Started Life Drawing Group, 2002 Stockport, Opened Studio & Gallery, 2002 Moved to Stockport, Jan 2001 Registered as Life Drawing Tutor on RAM 1998 (National Register for Artist Models/Tutors) Oxford, Tutor for Life Drawing , 1998-2000 Oxford, Student of Classical Photography & Processing (student under Keith Barnes) 1997-2000 Oxford, Student of Life Drawing / Painting (Life Drawing, Painting) 1994-1998.

Education

I've been taught by the "University of Hard Knocks", also known as the "University of Life" and having occupied several commercial studios, as the main/paying tenant, surrounded in an artists' collective with over 60 other artists, where over a thousand people regularly attended the preview night of our exhibitions. My favourite phrase "You don't have to be a good artist to be successful but neither do you have to be successful to be good". I could apply this to myself and many other superb artists.

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