Approved: 27.07.2016

Patricia McParlin

Artist, Event organiser, Gallery educator, Maker, Teacher

Approved: 27.07.2016
 
 
 

News

     

    Biography

     

    I am primarily a painter, but have also worked as a musician, writer and theatre practitioner.

    My work has a cross-disciplinary influence, encompassing film, installation, sculpture and performance art.

    I have exhibited widely and my work has been purchased by corporate and individual collectors, both nationally and internationally.

    Artist Statement 

    I am interested in the power art has to transgress boundaries.  It can be in, (at least), two places at once; inner and outer, real and imagined, present and past. 

    It offers an instant synthesis of thought and emotion, challenging divisions between what is seen and imagined, observed and remembered.  An expression both literal and metaphorical in the same moment.

    'I partly see my art as a form of visual poetic, or static music….the impulse to transform…to harmonise discords…walking the line in-between beauty and brutality…the bitter sweet…'

    I am currently concerned with the physicality of painting; colour, form, space, texture and the alchemy that can arise from a response to materials.

     

     

    CV & Education

     

    Patricia McParlin,  is an award winning British artist who lives and works in Wales.  She studied at The University of Wales and The West Wales School of the Arts.

     

    Primarily a painter, she has also worked as a musician, writer and theatre practitioner.

     

    Her work shows this cross-disciplinary influence, encompassing film, installation, sculpture and performance art.

     

    She has exhibited widely and her work has been purchased by corporate and individual collectors, both nationally and internationally.

     

    Artist Statement

     

    I am interested in the power art has to transgress boundaries.  It can be in, (at least), two places at once; inner and outer, real and imagined, present and past.

     

    It offers an instant synthesis of thought and emotion, challenging divisions between what is seen and imagined, observed and remembered.  An expression both literal and metaphorical in the same moment.

     

    'I partly see my art as a form of visual poetic, or static music….the impulse to transform…to harmonise discords…walking the line in-between beauty and brutality…the bitter sweet…'

     

    I am currently concerned with the physicality of painting; colour, form, space, texture and the alchemy that can arise from a response to materials.

     

    Education

     

    B.A.(Hons) 2:1/1st  English/Education, U.C.C. Cardiff 1982

     

    P.G.C.E.  English/Art/Drama, U.C.C. Cardiff  1986

     

    B.A.(Hons) 2:1  Fine Art Painting, C.C.T.A. 2003

     

    M.A.(Year 1) Swansea Institute  2005

     

     

    Awards

     

    Welsh Artist of the Year, student award 2001

     

    Gallery Experience

     

    King Street Gallery         Member          2003-2006

     

    St Dogmaels Gallery       Manager         2003-2011

     

     

    Selected Exhibitions

    Oriel Q, Summer Show 2016

    Boundary Art, 2015

    Art at Waunifor, 2014

    Off the Wall Gallery, Summer Show, Cardiff, 2012

    Off the Wall Gallery, Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures, Cardiff, 2012

    Oriel Q Gallery, 2011, 2014

    Art @ rhos y gilwen, Pembrokeshire, 2010

    Women’s Work, Off the Wall Gallery, Cardiff, 2010

    Art @ rhos y gilwen, Pembrokeshire, 2008

    Blood Relative,Paintworks, Bristol, 2007

    Welsh Artist of the Year, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 2000,2001,2003,2007

    Fresh Art, London, 2003

    The National Eisteddfod of Wales, 2002

    R.K.Burt Gallery, London, 2002

    Art West, Carmarthen, 2002

    Fairy Hill Sculpture Park, Swansea, 2002

    Fifteen Individuals, Queens Hall, Narberth, 2000

     

     

    Brief History

    Born near Cardiff, I have always practiced as an artist, exhibiting and selling work since the early 1990’s.  My first degree was in English, and following my post-graduate qualification, I taught arts in London for several years.

     

    I completed my formal art training relatively recently, graduating in 2003.  I have exhibited in many shows, both in London and Wales, winning The Welsh Artist of the Year, (student award), and being selected for The National Eisteddfod.

     

    Currently, I continue to make work, exhibit and develop my practice across the arts.

     

     

    Contact Details

     

    E-Mail                 tmcp.art@gmail.com

     

    Website              http://tmcpart.wix.com/wwwwixpatriciamcparlinfineart