Approved: 16.08.2006

Patrick Haughton

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

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.

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    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

    CV & Education

    Solo exhibition

    2014 - “After The Voyage : Patrick Haughton”: CIRCLE Contemporary, Cornwall

    2010 - Patrick Haughton, Barbara Karn, Melanie Guy: Open Space, Cornwall

    2009 - “Juxtapositions”: Patrick Haughton; Volker Stox: Open Space, Cornwall

    2004 - "Inside Outside 3", Minster Fine Art, York

    2001 - "Patrick Haughton: Recent Work", Michael Wright Fine Art, Clifton, Bristol

    1999 - "Patrick Haughton", Michael Wright Fine Art, Clifton, Bristol 1

    1998 - "Finding Cornwall: Patrick Haughton", Michael Wright Fine Art, Clifton, Bristol

    1998 - "Shorelines", The Atelier Gallery, University of Exeter, Devon

    1997 - "Voyages", Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall

    1996 - "Patrick Haughton: New Work", Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

    1995 - "Tidelines 1", Bakehouse Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

    1995 - "Patrick Haughton", Plumbline Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

    Group exhibitions

    2017: "Summer, St. Ives" : Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

    2017: "Borders" (NSA) : Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

    2016: “Freud, Family and Friends”: Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

    2016 - Affordable August (small works from Penwith Members), Penwith Gallery, St. Ives

    2015 - NSA 293, Penwith Gallery St. Ives, Cornwall

    2014 - "Critic's Choice (NSA)" curated by Laura Gascoigne, PZ Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

    2014 - Penwith Society of Arts (Associates), Penwith Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

    2014 - A Moment of Flux (NSA), Heseltine Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2012 - April Mix, Open Space Gallery, Falmouth

    2011 - Abstract 6 +, Yew Tree Gallery, Morvah, Cornwall

    2011 - "Fishwick and Friends", Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall

    2011 - Winter Show, Open Space Gallery, Falmouth

    2010 - "The Edge", Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall

    2010 - Affordable Art Fair , Open Space Gallery, Battersea, London

    2010 - Patrick Haughton, Barbara Karn, Melanie Guy, Open Space Gallery, Penryn Cornwall

    2010 - Summer Show, Trelissick Gallery, Cornwall

    2009 - "A Cornish Perspective", Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    2009 - "NSA Three Galleries", Westcott's Gallery, St. Ives Cornwall

    2009 - "Tiger Attack", Edgar Modern Contemporary Fine art, Bath

    2009 - "Juxtapositions" - Patrick Haughton & Volker Stox, Open Space Galleries, Penryn

    2008 - 156th Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    2008 - Cabinet Paintings, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2008 - LSG Summer Show, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2008 - Peninsula, Edgar Modern Fine Art, Bath

    2007 - Cabinet Painting, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2007 - NSA Unquiet Earth, St. Ives Society of Artists, St Ives Cornwall

    2007 - Winter Wonderland, Hilton Young Gallery, Penzance

    2006 - Autumn Exhibition, Thompsons Gallery, London

    2006 - Cabinet Paintings, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2006 - Summer Exhibition, Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden

    2005 - Christmas Exhibition, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2005 - Christmas Show, edgarmodern contemporary fine art, Bath

    2005 - Newlyn Society of Artists, Thompsons City Gallery, London

    2005 - NSA Critic's Choice; Norbert Lynton, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2005 - Winter Exhibition, Thompsons Gallery, London

    2004 - Critic’s Choice - John Russell Taylor, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

    2004 - In The Air & Fragments from Life, Campden Gallery, Gloucestershire

    2004 - One, Edgarmodern Contemporary Fine Art, Bath

    2004 - The Cornish Exhibition, Edgarmodern Contemporary Fine Art, Bath

    2003 - Constructed, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall

    2003 - Discovering Cornish Talent, Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon, London

    2003 - ID [identity], Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

    2003 - Inside Outside, Adze Contemporary Gallery, York

    2003 - The Contemporary Landscape, Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

    2003 - Twentieth Century and Contemporary British Art, Market House Gallery, Marazion

    2002 - A View of St. Ives 3, The Belgrave Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

    2002 - Chiaroscuro, Vallico in Arte, Lucca, Italy

    2002 - Haughton, Browning, Lindsay, Williams, Bishop Philpotts Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2001 - A View of St. Ives, The Belgrave Gallery, St. Ives

    2001 - New Traditions: 4 Abstract Artists, Perimeter Gallery, Penzance

    2000 - 20 Years of Contemporary Art, Falmouth Art Gallery

    2000 - Critics Choice, curated Charlotte Mullins, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn

    1999 - Cornish Art in the Nineties, Beatrice Royal Contemporary Gallery, Hampshire

    1999 - East-West, Forefront Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk

    1998 - Critics Choice, Curated Theo Waddington, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn

    1998 - Newlyn Society of Artists, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    1996 - Another View, New Millenium Gallery, St Ives

    1996 - Coastlines, Handel House Gallery, Devizes

    1991 - Artists from the Salthouse, The Black Swan Guild, Frome

    Represented by:

    Thomas Henry Fine Art, Nantucket, USA

    Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

    Trelissick Gallery, Trelissick, Cornwall

    Memberships:

    NSA (Newlyn Society of Artists) - full member (elected 1996)

    Penwith Society of Arts - associate member

    Projects

    2007 - Set Design "Prince of The Burning Sun", Cornish Theatre Collective, Minack Theatre,  

    2007 - The Alchemist, Cornish Theatre Collective, National Touring shows 2001 / 2007

    2005 - Grand Theatre of Action "Nelson", Cornish Theatre Collective / National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Trelissick, Cornwall

    2002 - Acadians, Cornish Theatre Collective / Penryn Community Theatre, Dehwelans Festival, Falmouth

    Publications

    2007 - St. Ives 1975 - 2005 Art Colony in Transition - Peter Davies

    2002 - ARTNSA, Newlyn Society of Artists

    2000 - 20 Years of Contemporary Art, Falmouth Art Gallery

    1998 - Catching The Drift, Venue Magazine, Suzanne Bisset

    1996 - Another View : Art in St. Ives, Marion Whybrow

    1996 - Drawing to The End of The Century, Newlyn Society of Artists