Until recently my work was mainly concerned with painting, the concept having gradually developed from figuration (often autobiographical) to landscape-based semi abstract painting. The landscapes or environments did not relate to a particular place but alluded to a sense of place referencing birds, animals and insects, trees, leaves, flowers. In the last 2 years I have diversified into sculpture often using disposable, recyclable and occasionally plastic materials and sometimes employing light. As in my painting colour is a predominant element which often serves as a distinguishing unifying surface (or background) to the work setting the mood of the piece or imbuing an atmosphere. I am still very involved in painting.
Landscape, gestural, ephemeral, impressionist, abstract, painterly, imaginative, colour, drawing, animals, insects, human presence, conceptual images.
1. Diploma in Fine Art, London University (Slade)
2. Lecturing at Colleges of Art in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking
3. Exhibiting in solo and mixed exhibitions continually since 1970s
4. Awarded scholarships and fellowships including Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship. Artist in Residence in colleges in Australia. Awarded major prize in Hunting Art exhibitions in 2000
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 1964 - Slade School of Fine Art, 2008 - MA Art & Media Practice, University of Westminster, London 1993 - MA Art Criticism, City University, London Solo exhibitions 2013 - Open Studio, Gretton, Northamptonshire, 2012 - Various Vistas, Mixed media works on paper, 2009 - Christmas Exhibition, Barnwell Studio, Unit 4, The Barnwell Estate, Barnwell, Northants 2009 - Paintings, prints and drawings by Janet Patterson, The Artist's studio, Studio @ 66 Strahan Road, London E3 5DB 2008 - Out of the Box, The Electrician's Basement, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London 2005 - Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees, RAC Club, Pall Mall, London 2005 - Cyprus Footnotes, The Walk Gallery, London 2004 - Recent Work, Phoenix 369 Gallery, Edinburgh 2003 - Janet Patterson, Pilgrim Gallery, London 2002 - Paintings, La Brocca, London 2001 - Paintings by Janet Patterson, The Workhouse Gallery, London; Parkview Fine Painting, Bristol 2000 - Sightings, Chelsea Arts Club, London 1999 - Natural Elements, Gardner Art Centre, Sussex University 1999 - Natural Elements, The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 1999 - Natural Elements, The Gallery, London, EC1 1999 - Summer Paintings, Chelsea Arts Club Group exhibitions 2011 - Dreams, The Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 2009 - Stand Alone, The Cello Factory, London 2008 - London Group at Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bank, London 2008 - Wonderland, German Fairy Tale Museum, Germany 2005 - Exhibitor at Brighton Art Fair, Corn Exchange, Brighton 2005 - Scottish Art Exhibition 2005, Royal Scottish Corporation at City Inn Hotel, London 2002 - London Group, Trinity Theatre & Art Centre, Tunbridge Wells 2002 - Modern and Contemporary Art, Owen Taylor Gallery, Warwick 2002 - Urban Colour, East London Printmakers, Cowcross Gallery, London 2001 - London International Small Print Biennale, Morley Gallery, London 2001 - Paintings by the London Group, The Walk Gallery, London 2000 - Hunting Art Prizes 2000 - Land and Sea, The Wiseman Gallery, Oxford 2000 - London Group at the Lethaby Gallery, London 2000 - Painters Abroad, Six Chapel Row, Bath 1999 - Christmas Group Show, Parkview Gallery, Bristol 1999 - Print 2000, Morley Gallery, London 1999 - Towards Abstraction, The Gallery, Westbourne Grove, London W11