Patrick Haughton

Concepts Over the past year or so, my work has shifted its emphasis, from reflections on landscape, to wider concerns regarding a sense of time and place. I am fascinated by ways in which the transitory nature of our existence is demonstrated: by traces of former human activity and the action of natural forces on the physical world. Works evolve through the process of making, of constructing and assembling, drawing, painting, on canvas, board or paper. I search for a visual language, which will communicate my perceptions of place and time, sometimes incorporating fragments of found objects and documents, which bring elements of reality into the work. Influences Influences on my painting are many. Visual artists such as Picasso, Braque and Nicholson, Brancusi and Hepworth, are clearly important to me; but the music played in the studio - anything from the baroque to the 20th century composers, including early jazz and experimental fusion - has it’s own effect on the structure and content of work. In the final analysis I would hope that the work is an honest reflection of life as lived. Career path Patrick Haughton was born in Devonport in 1942. He grew up and was educated in Barnstaple in North Devon, moving to Exeter to study architecture in 1960. He was encouraged to start painting by the artist Nicholas Eastwood, and in 1962 abandoned architecture to enrol at Exeter College of Art. He subsequently transferred to the West of England College of Art in Bristol where he studied painting and sculpture. Paul Feiler was head of painting at that time, visiting tutors included William Scott & Karl Weschke. On leaving Art College he qualified as a teacher and moved to the small town of Lydd on Romney Marsh in Kent. In 1975 he returned to the South West, becoming headteacher of a small rural school in Cornwall in 1982. Since retiring from teaching in 1995 he has worked full time as a painter. He was elected as a full member of Newlyn Society of Artists in 1996. He lives and works in Penryn, overlooking the estuary of the River Fal in Cornwall. He now exhibits widely across the UK. Collections Les Amis de la Grande Vigne, Dinan, France St. George’s Hospital, London Private collections in France, Monaco, USA, South Africa, Hong Kong & Singapore Artist in Residence 2004 Association des Amis de La Grande Vigne: Atelier d’Artiste, Ville de Dinan, Brittany, France read full statement

Location Penryn, South West