PATCHETT, (Thomas) John

1946 - ?

John Patchett

Born at Deal, Kent in 1946, son of Thomas Sydney Patchett (14 February 1912-1985), a school master, and his wife Jessie Emily née Whiteman (16 August 1913-2000), who married at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire in 1938 and in 1939 were living at 346 Middle Deal Road, Deal. After attending Grimsby School of Art; Kingston-upon-Thames College of Art and Brighton College of Art between 1965 and 1971, John then settled in Adelaide, Australia where he lived for some 19 years, but during this period he regularly returned to England to paint and exhibit his work. In 1994 he returned permanently to this country, settling in East Anglia where he has easy access to some of his favourite landscape, garden, city, marine and Broadland locations believing that it is necessary to paint as much as possible on location, which results in his work having immediacy and a strong sense of light and warmth. John Patchett is regarded as one of the countryís leading exponents in the art of pastel painting and his love for the vibrancy and freshness of the pastels is a feature of his work and in recent years, Johnís pastel paintings have become a regular feature in articles in the 'Leisure Painter' magazine. Besides holding over 40 successful solo shows in Australia and England, Johnís pastel paintings have been exhibited in Japan, New Zealand and with the Pastel Society; The Royal Society of Marine Artists and the 1997 Laing Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, where his work was awarded the 'Guest Choice' Prize. He donated to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2013 'Sketch of Cambridge Market'. He married in the Waveney district of Suffolk in 1998, Helen M. Kilham and currently works from 20 Ballygate, Beccles, Suffolk. He is the author of 'Painting from the Heart' (2015).

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