John Patchett IEA
John Patchett is a well-known East Anglian artist, whose pastel paintings are much sought after, both in England and abroad. John was born in Deal, Kent in 1946 and attended Grimsby School of Art, Kingston-upon-Thames College of Art and Brighton College of Art, before settling in Australia where he lived for 19 years.
In 1994, he returned to the UK, and settled 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.
Spontaneity, immediacy, movement sunlight and above all, colour are the hallmarks of this remarkable artist. In recent years, John’s highly distinctive pastel paintings have developed a greater vibrancy and freshness that brings life and mystery to even the seemingly mundane and everyday scenes. His ability to capture the spirit of The Broads, East Anglian and French landscapes, gardens, cityscapes, cafe scenes, coastal locations and sun-lit markets are very much in evidence in his latest collection of new works.
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.