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Patrick Palmer

Patrick Palmer

“As you can see, I specialise in capturing the female form – subtle, classical nudes in oil, charcoal, graphite and red chalk in Henley, I spent most of my adult life in London but also periods in Hong Kong and Dublin. I am now happily settled in Windsor.”

I abandoned a successful career in publishing at the age of 40 to follow my lifelong passion.

I trained at Heatherleys School of Art and was then taught by Michael Clark, who knew Francis Bacon very well (and incidentally the only person to draw him in the flesh) – his wonderful tonal paintings and drawings left indelible marks on me and inspire me to this day.

I had been going to life-drawing classes for many years so continuing to use the figure as my subject was a natural progression.

My work has been included in the books ‘Images of Women in Art’ and ‘Musings of Miss Yellow’.