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Patrick Whitehead

I was born in Bradford in 1957 and trained at Lincoln College of Art and Norwich School of Art where I studied Fine Art. Initially, a printmaker specialising in etching and aquatint I have extended my repertoire in recent years to include lithography, mezzotints, collographs, linocuts and solar etchings. Each printmaking method has its own particular attributes and qualities that I find appealing. As a printmaker I am fascinated by the fact that one never knows how an image will turn out until the plate is inked up and printed. Currently, I am exploring the technique of solar etching and working into the plates with a scraper and Dremel engraver to manipulate the images. In addition to printmaking I am a painter and, especially, enjoy painting portraits.

Primarily, I am inspired and motivated by my experiences gained through travelling abroad and recording what interests and absorbs me. I have a strong interest in different cultures. The majority of my work is figurative and representational portraying people, landscapes and architecture. I am interested in capturing the detail in a picture – the texture, shape, form, line and, more recently, colour. The composition of an image is crucial as I am fascinated by the effect of light and the contrast created between light and dark. I like to use light to create drama and effect. My aim is to create a timeless quality in my work, a particular moment in time and to share that with the spectator. I aim to produce images that are serene, reflective and contemplative.

I live in Apperley Bridge (Bradford) where I have set up a printmaking studio in a former weaver’s cottage. I returned to my home city in February 2019 after living in various cities in this country and overseas over the past forty years. I am eager to establish myself in the Yorkshire arts scene. I am a member of the West Yorkshire Print Workshop based in Mirfield, the Printmakers Council based in London and Yorkshire Art. I exhibit my work through various galleries including exhibitions with the Printmakers Council. I have work in the V & A Print Collection and the National Print Archives.

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Whirling Dervishes, Konya

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Uluru at Night

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The Old Green Door
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The Old Green Door

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Thatbyinnyu Phaya, Bagan

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Temple in Bagan, Burma

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Sake Casks in Tokyo

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Poole Harbour

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Pompei No. 2

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Pompei No. 1

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Orchids with Indian Print

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Notice Board in Beppu

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Ema (Prayers) at the Meiji Shrine

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Chai Wallah No. 2

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Calla Lilies and Batik

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Beach Huts and Agapanthus

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Balcony at Lecce

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    Past Exhibitions

    One Man Exhibitions 2018 Open Studio – Dorset Art Weeks – 26th May – 10th June 2016 Dorset Art Weeks - 28th May - 12th June. 2007/08 The Westgate Business and Enterprise College, Slough 1986 Fairburn House; Leeds 1985 Doncaster College of Art & Technology 1985 York College of Art & Technology 1984 Wakefield Arts Centre, Wakefield 1982 Canaletto Restaurant, Little Venice; London Group Exhibitions 2019 - May - Waldemar Hospice, Poundbury 2019 - Feb - May - Bradford Open at Cartwright Hall 2018 Durlston Fine Foundation Gallery, Poole Printmakers – 14th - 28th June 2018 Journeys Exhibition, Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Dorset - 8th - 14th August 2018 Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln May-June 2017 Poole Printmakers – Moor Valley Country Park – June – July 2017 Poole Printmakers – Shaftsbury Art Centre, Dorset – August 2017 PMC – Scarborough Art Gallery, “Lasting Impressions” – March 2017 “Journeys” - The Hayloft Gallery, Christchurch 2017 Poole Printmakers – Poole Lighthouse – March – April 2016 Fircroft Winter Exhibition, Albury Heath, Guildford – Nov – Dec 2016 Poole Printmakers – Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Dorset 2016 Pushing Boundaries - Printmakers Council, London 2016 "Originals" - Poole Printmakers at Highcliffe Castle, Christcurch 2015 "Fifty Years of Artists Prints”, The Printmakers Council, The Bankside Gallery, London 2015 Mini Print Exhibition as part of V & A Collection - The Bankside Gallery, London 2015 “Freshly Pressed”, Poole Printmakers, Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Shaftesbury, Dorset 2014 Dorset Art Weeks – Poole Printmakers Workshop 2014 Poole Printmakers –Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Dorset 2014 Poole Printmakers – Inspired by Nature at the Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Castle, Swanage, Dorset 2014 The Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London 2014 La Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 2014 Art Below - Poster Exhibition of my Artwork in Angel Tube Station 2013 Poole Printmakers, Highcliffe Castle, Highclliffe, Dorset 2010 The Printmakers Council Summer Exhibition, The Bankside Gallery, LONDON 2009 The Candid Arts Fair, Islington, LONDON 2008 The Printmakers Council Christmas Exhibition, The Waterloo Gallery, LONDON 2007/08 The Magic of Christmas” Exhibition at the Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Mandeville 2007 Café Gallery, Dilston Grove, Southwark, LONDON 2007 The Printmakers Council Exhibition, “Here and Now” Lauderdale House, Highgate, LONDON 1987 Grape Lane Gallery; York 1987 Leeds Art Fair, The Corn Exchange, Leeds 1986 The Art House, Farsley; Leeds 1986 Royal Society of Painter-Etchers Exhibition;London 1985 Leeds Art Fair, The Corn Exchange, Leeds 1982 Central Institute; London 1978 Royal Society of Painter-Etchers Exhibition; London 1976 Stowells Trophy; London Awards 2016 Etching titled – “Sake Casks, Tokyo” – selected for the National Print Archive 2015 Drypoint titled – “The Citadel, Hue” selected to form part of the Print Department at the V & A Museum, London 1977 Travel Scholarship awarded by the Sir Philip Reckitt Trust, Norwich to fund an educational visit to Israel. 1976 Stowell's Trophy, London
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