Pat Whitehead

I look to the wider world around me for a story to tell. Sometimes it’s about the complexity of nature and my concern for its fragility.  Or it reflects a need to find relief from the intrusion of social noise and discover a sweet harmony in our surroundings.  

 

My travels give me inspiration.  I search for a scene that holds my attention long after my initial encounter.  These fleeting moments are just the start of my paintings.  Once the actual process begins, the image often takes on a life of its own. It is the intuitive, messy relationship between color and line that finally fulfills the narrative. The painting is representational, yet there is an abstract connection in the shapes and color.  But the story is always there.

Ashford in the Water

Ashford in the Water

Oil on linen, 10"x10"

Cows in Repose

Cows in Repose

Oil on linen, 10"x`10"

A Fondness for Trees

A Fondness for Trees

Oil on linen, 14"x11"

Highclere

Highclere

Oil in linen, 10"x10"

Moonrise at Dusk

Moonrise at Dusk

Oil on linen, 48"x 30"

Shared Impressions

Shared Impressions

Oil on linen, 24"x30"

Silken

Silken

Oil on linen, 16"x12"

Divided

Divided

Oil on linen, 36"x24"

English Garden, The Urn

English Garden, The Urn

Oil on linen, 11x14"

Two Swans Swimming

Two Swans Swimming

Oil on linen, 10"x10"