Patrick has been painting for over 35 years. Her most recent work rewards ever-closer inspection and reveals a world that one would like to inhabit and one where more stories are to be found. Quiet and beautiful, the paintings have a rarely-seen tenderness and sensitivity to the music of time.
We see children playing at Docklands City Farm, clowns exploring a garden, Deptford Creek near its union with the River Thames. There is a commanding view of the heart of a plane tree from Greenwich Park alongside studies of radishes, turnips and fruit.
Two paintings depict the recent productions of Farinelli and the King at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the Duke of York’s Theatre. Also included in the exhibition will be a portrait of Sir Jonathan Bate, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford. His biographies of John Clare and Ted Hughes inspired Patrick to place his figure in a lyrical view of the college gardens.
She describes herself “turning to see the good, the positive, the beautiful” in defense of “the art of Peace.”