1945 - ?

Doug Patterson

Douglas E. Patterson was born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland in 1945, son of John Edward Patterson (25 December 1909-1994), a post office engineer, and his wife Dorothy née Grey (30 October 1912-15 February 1995), who married in Northumberland in 1938 and in 1939 were living at 21 Kentmere Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Doug trained at the Royal College of Art, London graduating with an M.A. followed by architectural studies at the Architectural Association School, graduating in 1974. Doug then formed his own design practice spending the next 25 years working on a wide variety of projects ranging from film sets to a 28-suite yacht. Throughout this period, he worked on commissions in the USA, Tajikistan, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Russia, Cuba and England, the culmination was a 30-acre Mogul Estate built over a ten-year period on a private Island in the West Indies. He has designed and supervised the total refit of a 60-metre motor yacht reconstruction in a shipyard in Croatia and worked on the design of a Global Peace Centre on Lake Las Vegas, USA, and a cascading water garden, constructed in northern Greece. He has also retraced the journeys of three 18th and 19th century travelling artists who recorded the three world faiths, Islam, Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity, which has involved sketching and painting of Islamic mosques and monuments in North Africa and India, Buddhist Dzongs in Bhutan and the monasteries of Mount Athos and Meteora in Greece. This collection was exhibited at the National Theatre in London during May 2008. Doug has exhibited at the Royal Academy and had numerous one man exhibitions and major commissions including Identification Artwork, Enamel Panels, Bank Underground Station London 1995; Platform Artworks, Whitechapel Underground Station, London 1997; Dubai Portfolio 1999; The Palaces of Rajasthan 2000; 12 lithographs of the monastery of Saint Catherine's, Sinai, Egypt 2003; Assam portfolio illustrating a journey on the mighty Brahmaputra river from Guwahati to Sibsagar 2003 and a portfolio of drawings illustrating a journey on the Hooghly River, India 2007. He married at Kensington, London in 1988, Joanna Buxton and they lived at 50A, Westbourne Terrace, London, London before moving in 2002 to Chapel House, The Green, Tostock, Suffolk.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from from 50c Westbourne Terrace, West London
1987 691 Johnie Rockets: Melrose, L.A.
         692 The Vicens House, Barcelona
1988 885 Carma Tower Elevador designed by Eiffel, Lisbon, Portugal
from The Chapel House, The Green, Tostock, Bury St Edmundís, Suffolk
1990 876 Villa Barbaro, Maseri, Italy

Works by This Artist