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Today at ARTWORKS 2015: Doug Patterson – To look is to care about

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015

Friday 25 September 2015: Doug Patterson – To look is to care about…

Doug Patterson will be at the ARTWORKS exhibition today, Friday 25 September 2015. Do visit the exhibition today if you would like to find out more about his work and his extensive travels around the globe. Doug will have myriad sketchbooks and drawings to illustrate new developments in his current project, Sacred Places, which now includes CERN in Switzerland and The Culham Centre for Nuclear Fusion.

He will be based in the demonstration area of the exhibition from 10am – 4pm.

Doug Patterson is a renowned architect and artist who says his ‘feet have not touched the ground in the last six years’. However, he is also an artist very much with his feet on the ground – as his recent watercolour sketches demonstrate, revealing a unique insight into the locations, religious communities and styles of architecture that he has encountered on his extensive travels around the world.

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Doug Patterson trained at the Royal College of Art, then studied Architecture at the Architectural Association, graduating in 1974. He established his own architectural design practice and has spent the last twenty five years working on a wide variety of projects, ranging from film sets to a 28-suite luxury yacht.

Doug Patterson will be at the ARTWORKS exhibition from 10am – 4pm.

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Doug Patterson: the travelling artist…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Doug Patterson

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Doug has travelled extensively painting and drawing in the tradition of the travelling artist, believing that the process of painting and drawing gives a intimate insight into a place…

Doug Patterson will be at the ARTWORKS exhibition today, Friday 25 September 2015. Do visit the exhibition today if you would like to find out more about his work and his extensive travels around the globe. Doug will have myriad sketchbooks and drawings to illustrate new developments in his current project, Sacred Places of the World, which includes time spent at CERN in Switzerland and The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.

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Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, wide range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Today at ARTWORKS 2015: Liz Waugh McManus – Drawing with Glass

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015

Monday 21 September 2015: Liz Waugh McManus – Drawing with Glass

Liz will be at the exhibition today demonstrating creative drawing techniques with glass. This is an ideal opportunity for visitors to find out more about the ideas, techniques and processes involved in the creation of her sculptural artworks in the exhibition.

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Rooks I – IV   © Liz Waugh McManus

In addition to her work as an artist, Liz also runs Obelon Arts, which produces theatre shows and organises arts projects. She is also a member of the Contemporary Glass Society.

I enjoy working in glass because of its versatility: transparency, opacity, colour, two or three dimensionality, capacity to ‘hold’ or reflect light. It offers an artist many metaphors due to its fragility, strength, sharpness and associations. I am inspired by fragments of stories often discovered in books, toys, archival film footage, photographs which I have inherited.

Liz Waugh McManus will be at the ARTWORKS exhibition from 10am – 4pm.

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Doug Patterson : travels in watercolour

Doug Patterson is a renowned architect & artist who, in his own words, says his feet have not touched the ground in the last six years!

However, he is also an artist very much with his feet on the ground – as his recent watercolour sketches demonstrate, revealing a unique insight into the locations, religious communities & styles of architecture that he has encountered on his extensive travels around the world.

Doug Patterson has been on a personal artistic crusade, retracing the journeys made by three 18th and 19th century travelling artists – Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, Vasileios Gregorovic Barsky & Samuel Davis – who between them recorded the three great world faiths – Islam, Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity.

Doug’s journeys in the footsteps of these three artists has included sketching and painting Islamic mosques and monuments in North Africa and India, Buddhist Dzongs in Bhutan and the Orthodox monasteries of Mount Athos and Meteora in Greece. This project, called Artists in Paradise, recently culminated in a well-received exhibition at the National Theatre, London in 2010.

The monastry of Hilandara, Mount Athos © Doug Patterson

Doug has visited Mount Athos in Greece twelve times, walking throughout the holy mountain and visiting all twenty Orthodox monasteries. Doug’s travels in Greece followed those of the artist and Russian monk, Vasileios Gregorovic Barsky, who in 1745 visited Mount Athos and recorded the life, landscape and architecture of the holy mountain. Doug Patterson’s Mount Athos portfolio consists of over 200 artworks, including sketches, water-colours and oil paintings. The Mount Athos series of works were recently exhibited in Saloniki in Greece, the exhibition then travels on to Athens and Istanbul, Turkey.

The Katholica, Hilandara, Mount Athos © Doug Patterson

Between 2005-2007 Doug travelled to Bhutan, the land of the Thunder Dragon, following the route of the artist, astronomer and director of the East India Company, Samuel Davis (1760-1819), who visited Bhutan in 1783. Doug’s Bhutan portfolio is a comprehensive contemporary collection of drawings and paintings of the landscape, life and architecture of all the 20 Dzongs (Buddhist monasteries) of Bhutan.

Jakor Dzong, Bhumthang, Bhutan © Doug Patterson

 

Buddhist Monks in Bhutan © Doug Patterson

Travelling through the region of northern India (of the Mughal Empire), Doug’s next series of paintings and drawings retraced the footsteps first taken by Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (1820-1904) who made numerous journeys recording the architecture of the Muslim and Christian world.

Jama Masjid mosque © Doug Patterson
Gurudwara Bagla Samib, Delhi © Doug Patterson

The first location in this project was the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India. The journey was by boat from Calcutta via the Hooghly and Ganges Rivers, first to New Farraka and then through the lock onto the River Ganges. We finally docked in Patna then went by road to Bodhgaya, finally to arrive at the most sacred Buddhist site, the Mahabodhi Temple, culminating in an intense spiritual experience. The various artworks illustrating this particular journey are now complete.

You can listen to Doug Patterson talking about the ideas & inspiration of his earlier travels on BBC Radio 4’s travel programme, Excess Baggage.

Doug Patterson trained at the Royal College of Art, then studied Architecture at the Architectural Association, graduating in 1974. He established his own architectural design practice and has spent the last twenty five years working on a wide variety of projects, ranging from film sets to a 28-suite luxury yacht. You can view his comprehensive art portfolio on Doug Patterson‘s own website.

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015: Kit Price Moss – Paper, Printmaking & Puffins!

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015

Today, Monday 14th September 2015, Kit Price Moss will be at Blackthorpe Barn sharing and discussing sketching from nature and the printmaking techniques she uses in her work.

My sketchbooks have always been important to me. I enjoy drawing from life outdoors – people and activities – and, as a keen naturalist, birds and other animals in landscapes.

Monday 14 September 2015: Kit Price Moss – Paper, Printmaking & Puffins!

Kit Price Moss will be at the ARTWORKS exhibition from 10am – 4pm.

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Bass Rock

Kit is also a member of Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop and Chairperson of West Norfolk Artists Association.

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Doug Patterson : new drawings, mountains, volcanoes, and nuclear fusion!

During the last twelve months my artwork has changed dramatically. The shift in subject matter has coincided with a more painterly approach resulting from a series of journeys with extremes of atmospherics, daylight lost in clouds, snow storms and hurricanes.

In November 2013 I spent three weeks on the island of St Kilda, as a guest of the National Trust of Scotland. In march I sailed along the Norwegian coast from Bergen to the Russian border on a cargo boat, and more recently I visited the volcano on the the island of St Vincent in the Grenadines.

In tandem with my travelling, I have been working as the artist in residence at the Culham Centre for Nuclear Fusion in Oxford.

Here, I experienced a star being created in the Tokomat Reactor at temperatures in excess of 150,000 degrees, that’s hotter than the core of the sun. This research project will save mankind.

These projects are all part of an overall project to travel and illustrate twenty sacred places throughout the world, and will form a one man show in London in 2016.

 

ARTWORKS art exhibition : more pictures on our blog!

Here at the Artworks blog we love sharing a few sneaky snapshots of the Artworks exhibition, which is on now until Sunday 29 September 2013, at the tranquil setting of Blackthorpe Barn in central Suffolk (full details below).

Paintings & drawings by Doug Patterson and Kit Price Moss

If you are planning a visit to the Artworks exhibition, hurry because it closes this weekend!

Cockerel wire sculpture by Jenny Goater
The Artworks annual exhibition is a perfect opportunity to see new and original contemporary work by thirty East Anglian artists, all under one roof! Many of the new artworks on show have already sold this year, but there are small treasures waiting to be discovered in the Artworks shop.
Oak Bench by Mac McCaughan, paintings by Constance Stubbs & Anne Paton
Mac McCaughan is a designer-craftsman working in wood and steel. His one-off bespoke contemporary designs often have a strong sculptural aesthetic, as seen in this impressive oak bench. 
Anne Paton‘s expressive paintings continue to be very popular with visitors, in her energetic responses to scenes of nature and the landscape of the Suffolk coast. Travelling further afield Kit Price Moss paints & draws from direct observation the many birds of coastal Scotland.
Paintings by Eleonora Knowland & Elaine Nason
Another highly collectable artist is Elaine Nason, who has a loyal regional following, her paintings often depicting domestic scenes of country life with honesty and subtle humour. 
To the left of the picture you can see a large painting on canvas by the painter Eleonora Knowland, inspired by her recent travels across Australia, bringing an international dimension to the show. Another artist, Doug Patterson, has also travelled extensively, this year showing drawings and watercolours developed from his Sacred Places of the World project.
Etchings by Jan Dingle
If you like art which explores the East Anglian landscape, then the work of Jan Dingle, Janet FrenchPat Colyer and Colin Slee are likely to appeal.
The Artworks blog will share more pictures of the exhibition tomorrow. In the meantime, find out more about all the Artworks artists exhibiting (or click on the links on the right hand side). 
There is also the equally popular Artworks shop, with a wonderful range of unframed and small works for sale, including paintings, drawings, original fine art handcrafted prints (not gicleé reproductions), mixed media collage, 3D crafts including metalwork, ceramics, glass and papier maché, and not forgetting an extensive range of greetings cards (some handmade, affordable unique mini-works) – and assorted artist postcards, all priced at 50p each. There is also the Artworks café next door, making it a perfect setting to relax and enjoy the art on show. 
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample free parking, wheelchair accessible, free exhibition catalogue. 
We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in 2013.

Chris Gamble : double success in the Eastern Open exhibition

One of Chris Gamble‘s pieces, ‘The Faces That You Meet‘, has been selected for the annual Eastern Open exhibition and it gained not one but two awards! The first award was the Exaclair Art Prize of artists’ materials and the second was the Bank House Hotel Purchase Award.

This year’s Eastern Open attracted 557 works by 280 artists from seven counties, with prize money totalling more than £4,000. The winners were announced during a packed ceremony at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre in Norfolk.

Chris Gamble‘s prize-winning work, ‘The Faces That You Meet‘, comprises thirty six small pen drawings of head portraits, and it represents part of an on-going body of work around the theme of ordinary people.

The faces that you meet  © Chris Gamble 2012

The annual Eastern Open exhibition is held in King’s Lynn Arts Centre, and it invites artist submissions from seven counties in the east of England: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire.
A different group of selectors are invited each year to select wotk for this prestigious exhibition. On the judging panel for the Eastern Open 2012 were: Mark Hill, TV Presenter, 20th Century Design Expert and Applied Arts Patron of the King’s Lynn Arts Centre; Yasmin Canvin, freelance curator and Director of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art; Jessica Lack, Arts Writer for The Guardian for 12 years and co-author of “Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms
The selection panel selected forty one works for the 2012 Eastern Open exhibition, all currently on show in the Shakespeare and Fermoy galleries at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre. An alternative Community Choice panel selected works to hang in the Red Barn and the Old Warehouse galleries.
In addition to being a member of the Artworks group, Chris Gamble also belongs to Breckland Artists, who will be holding a tenth anniversary exhibition in the Forum, Norwich, from 27th May until 1st June 2012.
Chris’s husband, Roger Gamble, is also in Artworks, and he won the ‘Best in Show Award’ at the Eastern Open exhibition in 2002. Both Chris & Roger have had their art selected in previous years. Chris won also an award in 2009 for an acrylic painting called ‘Economic Downturn‘. 
The Artworks blog says well done to them both – a prize-winning duo!
The Eastern Open exhibition continues until the 19th May 2012, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Eastern Open exhibition 2012
31 March – 19 May 2012
King’s Lynn Arts Centre
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 1HA

Doug Patterson : Sacred Places of the World

In 2010 Doug Patterson exhibited his Artist in Paradise series at the National Theatre in London. This collection of works comprised over two hundred watercolours, oil paintings and drawings tracing the journeys of three travelling artists: Vasileio Barsky, Samuel Davis and Hercules Brabazon Brabazon. This work involved numerous journeys to Bhutan, the Christian Orthodox Monasteries of Mount Athos, Northern India and North Africa. The ‘Artist in Paradise‘ series took almost six years to complete. Read more about the Artist in Paradise project.

Following the successful Artist in Paradise exhibition at the National Theatre, Doug has since embarked on his next project – Sacred Places of the World.

The Sacred Places project involves visiting twenty selected locations around the world, each location involves a journey of discovery, and it will be illustrated in drawings and paintings created in situ. In tandem with this, Doug is also making sound recordings of people and their spiritual experiences en route.

In October 2010 Doug first travelled north from Kolkata by boat on the Hooghly River up to New Farraka and then transferred, via the navigable lock onto the Ganges sailing eventually to Patna.

The river journey is a microcosm of life and the river banks are lined with beautiful villages, ghats and temples. After disembarking at Patna, Doug travelled overland by train and bus to Bodhgaya, the most sacred place for Buddhists where Buddha received enlightenment. The final sacred place of Bodhgaya will be a glass sculpture.

In May and June 2011 Doug flew to Las Vegas to meet and old architect friend who he last saw in 1971. They started off from Las Vegas (the best of the worst) in a big Jeep to camp in the South Western Canyons of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

Armed with a folding wallpaper table he visited Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyons and Monument Valley and the final sacred place – Canyon de Chelly. Doug had prepared himself with a three month exercise programme to get fit for the walking and climbing, knowing this was to be a challenging journey to find the locations.

Doug had decided this journey was to be about painting big landscapes two metres wide.

The third pilgrimage was in September 2011, starting in Ireland at the pre-neolithic site of New Grange, sixty miles north of Dublin. This is the finest ‘passage tomb’ yet discovered and was built one thousand years before the pyramids. Doug then joined the Tenacious tall ship as volunteer crew to sail, via the Irish Sea, to the Tower of London, the final destination being the Chapel of St. John in The White Tower.

The vessel Tenacious is owned and run by the Jubilee Trust and the voyage took twelve days.  Doug considers this one of the most incredible journeys of his life. The vessel has approximately sixty five crew, seven are permanent, the rest are volunteers, with about sixteen of these registered as disabled. Some are blind, some paraplegic, but they are treated just the same as the able-bodied and expected to sail and maintain the vessel. Doug’s ‘buddy’ was a blind girl, Angie, who sailed the ship using the voice activated compass. Doug says that the voyage was hard work and great fun “with some of the most beautiful people on the planet” and he even overcame his fear of heights by going aloft up the main mast.

Doug’s next trip is to Jerusalem via Greece, Cyprus and Jordan. The Sacred Place is to be the Garden Tomb where Christ was thought to be placed following the crucifixion. He will visit, paint and draw a selection of the various multi religious sites of Jerusalem. Doug’s plan is that the complete Sacred Places project will be published as an illustrated book in 2012.

Doug Patterson is an architect and artist. He studied at the Royal College of Art and the Architectural Association. During the past thirty years he has worked on a variety of diverse projects, including a Moghul Estate on a private island in the West Indies and two private motor yachts of 126 metres and 60 metres. View more drawings and paintings by Doug Patterson at: www.dougpattersonartist.com.