John Patchett is a well-known East Anglian professional artist, whose pastel paintings are much sought after, both in England and abroad.
Born in Deal, Kent in 1946.
After attending Grimsby School of Art, Kingston-upon-Thames College of Art and Brighton College of Art, John settled in Australia where he lived for 19 years.
In 1994, he returned to this country, settling in East Anglia where he has easy access to some of his favourite locations.
Besides holding over 40 successful solo shows in Australia and England, John’s pastel paintings have been exhibited in Japan, New Zealand and with the ‘Pastel Society’, ‘The Royal Society of Marine Artists’ and the ‘Laing Exhibition’ at the Mall Galleries, London, where he was awarded the ‘1997 Guest’s Choice’ prize.
In recent years, John Patchett’s pastel paintings have become a regular feature in articles in the ‘Leisure Painter’ magazine.
One of John Patchett’s ‘claim to fame’ is having a photograph, of himself painting at his easel in Norwich market, printed on the box lid of the Norwich edition of the ‘Monopoly’ game!
His pastel paintings cover a wide range of subject matter, including East Anglian and French landscapes, cityscapes, Broadland scenes, gardens, sun lit markets, street cafes, marine and coastal locations.
Recent recognition by the International Pastel Artist Magazine, America, of John Patchett as a ‘Master Pastelist’ reiterates the impact of his artwork on a global scale.