Introducing a Modern Master in Figurative Art – Patrick Palmer
Patrick studied at Heatherley's School of Art in London and The National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He has studied under Michael Clark – a friend of Francis Bacon – and by Bobby Gill – an honourary fellow at The Royal College of Art. Whilst an element of realism is important, in the artist's own words: "I move beyond artistic convention and avoid an image that is too predictable. Realism is not enough – what you take away and what you add to what you see are what transforms a picture into art. I believe that the viewer wants to see a degree of draughtsmanship from an artist, but they deserve more than this. I aspire to make my pictures touch people personally and to be considered simple works of beauty."