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Modern British Painters

Patrick Palmer

Patrick Palmer was born in Henley in 1966. At the age of 40 he gave up a successful publishing career to pursue his art. He attended Heatherley's School of Fine Art in London and then The National College of Art & Design (Dublin).

Patrick specializes in the human figure and portraiture – striving to take life drawing to another level whilst avoiding pure realism.

Inspired by Degas, Schiele, Rembrandt and Klimt, his post-romantic nudes executed in oil and and charcoal are not only exquisitely painted, but also dreamy, delicate and sensitive in interpretation. As he says "I try to move beyond artistic convention and avoid an image that is too predictable. Realism is not enough - what you take away and what you add to what you see are what transform a picture into art. I believe that the viewer wants to see a degree of draughtsmanship from an artist but they deserve more than this. I aspire to make my pictures touch people personally and to be considered simple works of beauty."

He has exhibited for the past five years across the UK and previously in Hong Kong. His works appear in two books and he has been listed as a top ten portrait painter by the "One Fine Bid" website.

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