‘Colourful life’ An Exhibition of colourful paintings from local artist Pat Preater
March 12th-April 5th – Monday –Saturday 9-12noon and 5-8pm
Please note: The exhibition is closed on 13th and 21st March
Pat’s figurative paintings are descriptive of actual events recreated from sketches and memory. e.g. Card Players and Conversation, the colour is used to enhance the mood of the subject. The people are engrossed and purposeful sharing a common interest.
In the still life paintings the objects are given importance by the interplay of light and shadow, as seen in Winter Light and Painters Corner. The paintings of familiar places such as Tower Lane and the Green House, Northbrook Lodge colour and pattern are explored with simplified shape and Texture.
There will be a number of workshops taking place during the Exhibition – please see the following details:
- March 21st 2-4pm
- April 4th 2-4pm
In conjunction with the exhibition of Pat Preaters Paintings showing at The Creative Innovative Centre Paul Street Taunton
Two workshops will be held.
- Sketching as a subject.
- Working from photographs of people standing or sitting.
What do I need to bring :
- Simple materials required
- A variety of pencils
- Drawing pens
- Small pot for water
£5 per session
To book please contact : Tel. 01823 337477 or
Who’s it For
This exhibition is for young and old alike. Pat’s paintings are fun, engaging and full of life. A real treat for the viewer.
Before Pat moved to Somerset in the early 60’s she gained her National Diploma in Design at Cheltenham College of Art, and her Art Teachers Diploma at the West of England College Bristol. She has lived in Taunton with her husband Tom and four Children since 1967, were she has painted consistently showing her work in local and regional exhibitions such as the South West Academy Exeter, Bath Academy and the Royal West of England, Bristol; and also has had one man shows at the Brewhouse Taunton, Bridgwater arts Centre and the Post Graduate Centre Bristol.
She has continued working in oils and watercolour since leaving university always interested in her surroundings Sketching is fundamental to her work collecting observations and ideas to recreate compositions especially the figurative studies. Places and still life paintings are directly observed.
Sponsored by: http://somersetartgallerytrust.org/