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 Patricia McParlin

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304 cm X 122 cm


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 collectors, both nationally and internationally.


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


Welsh Artist of the Year, student award 2001

“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. “

moments of gold

61cm X 25.4 cm