The paintings shown in the gallery are listed with their framed size and gallery price ( all except 2 that have been sold ). They are all subject to a 15% discount from the advertised price for the duraion of Open Studios if bought during September as they will not be subject to gallery commission on any sale.
As they will be bought from a digital image, any purchase will be subject to a return agreement for up to 1 week of purchase if not up to your expectation and returned in the condition as sold. A full refund will be honoured.
Clive mostly paints landscape themes and wants viewers to connect with the source of inspiration inherent within the paintings.
They are personal interpretations representing experiences gathered from chosen locations and environs which he records using paint, drawings, and photographs. These images are then used for developing paintings, freely using elements of interest, structural motifs, and colour combinations, often using a juxtaposition of any of them.
Within each piece of work, there may be a visual journey into the abstract thoughts around the subject which could appear obscure at first glance, but which with deeper investigation reveal links that connect to the observed location. The underlying core colours set a basic tone to his paintings, often using contrasting colours to emphasise form and pattern and provide vibrancy and balance within the composition. Most of his pieces are scaled to a square shape rather than the more usual long landscape format to encourage the viewer to ponder what may lie outside the boundaries of this restricted form.
Acrylic and oil paint are his chosen mediums for most paintings with the additional use of pastel crayon, graphite pencil, charcoal, or oil bar when he wants to emphasise structure or to delineate portions of the painting that need stronger visual direction. Most of his work is on prepared plyboard as this supports heavy mark-making and thick impasto paint he uses and provides a firm base that is ideal for scraping back revealing underpainting or building up additional layers to increase texture.
Painters that have influenced my work are mostly from the pre-and post-war Cornish School such as Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, Ben Nicholson, and Victor Passmore. More recently he admires the work of Barbara Rae and American artists, Wolf Khan and Brian Rutenberg.
Examples of his work can be found – Instagram @clivepatterson
Facebook firstname.lastname@example.org - and Website: www.clivepatterson.com
CV and Exhibitions where work has been shown.
Clive Patterson (born 1945) studied at Manchester College of Art & Design graduating as a post graduate student in 1974. His study area was Product Design with accompanying studies in fine art and art history.
After a period as a professional designer for a large company, he joined a small product design practice developing a wide range of products.
He has always kept an interest in painting and drawing throughout his career, and now in having retired from commercial work he devotes his time to painting.
Clive has regularly exhibited in local exhibitions has sold many pictures in galleries in and around St Albans, where he now lives. He is presently producing submissions to the major London Institutes & Galleries, as well as showing work at contemporary art galleries.
Examples of work are on my website - www.clivepatterson.com
Linden Hall Gallery –‘Lockdown Series’ – Deal, Kent 2020
Camden Image Gallery – London 2019
Hertford Open Exhibition – 2019
Linden Hall Gallery – Winter Open Show – Deal, Kent 2018
Royal Institute of Marine Artists – Mall Galleries, London 2018
Iona House Gallery – Woodstock 2018
Camden Image Gallery – London 2018
(show with the North London Artists & Sculptors Group)
Childwickbury Arts Fair – Harpenden (participating artist 2018)
Ayot St Lawrence – Open Submission Show - 2018
Nude Tin Can Gallery – St Albans – 2018 (Solo show)
The Strand Gallery – London - 2017
(Group show with the North London Artists & Sculptors Group)
Childwickbury Arts Fair – Harpenden (participating artist 2017)
Tinca Gallery – Portishead (North Somerset Arts week)2017
Art Dialogues – Espacio Gallery - 2017
Royal Institute of Oil Painters - Mall Galleries - 2016
Childwickbury Arts Fair – Harpenden (participating artist 2016)
Tinca Gallery – Portishead (gallery artist 2016)
New English Art Club – Mall Galleries (pre-selected 2016)
Royal Institute of Oil Painters - Mall Galleries - 2015