Patrick Palmer is a classically-trained artist specialising in portraiture and the female nude. He is considered to be one of the UK’s leading figure artists.
“Whilst an element of realism is important, 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”.
Palmer studied at Heatherley’s School of Art in London and at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He had extensive personal tuition from Michael Clark, a friend of Francis Bacon and by Bobby Gill, an honorary fellow of The Royal College of Art.