On the King's Business
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He served ten years in the British Royal Air Force as a member of the Mountain and Desert Rescue Service, painting, sketching and cartooning whenever the opportunity arose. In 1970 a serious climbing accident forced Patrick into premature retirement from Service life and led to the start of a successful painting career. Since then, he has held numerous one man exhibitions in Kent and North Wales and his paintings of traditional French shipping have been exhibited in France. His paintings are to be found in many military establishments, museums and private collections in the United Kingdom and abroad.
For the last six years the Royal Society of Marine Artists has accepted Patrick's paintings for inclusion in their Annual Exhibition held in the prestigious Mall Galleries, London. Since 2006 he has been exhibiting at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, in Mystic, Connecticut in the exhibitions; “Modern Marine Masters”, the International Marine Art Exhibition” and the annual Holiday shows.
He devotes considerable effort to research for historical or modern commissions as he endeavours to be as technically accurate as possible. Preparatory work often finds him spending time armed with a sketchbook and camera on a variety of coastal and deep sea craft, including lifeboats. Research for a recently completed period painting necessitated many hours of scanning through periodicals and newspapers of local shipping events in the 1800's.
Patrick and his wife divide their time between Kent and Boulogne, in norhern France, renowned for its deep seafishing fleet and rich maritime heritage.SOLD. If you would like to inquire about the availability of other works by this artist, please contact the gallery.