Patrick Lessware

About the artist

Patrick Lessware
Patrick Lessware

Totnes
Devon
United Kingdom

    Statement

    Artist's Statement

    These paintings represent several series produced over a number of years. All are painted either on MDF board or plywood. All are produced with brush techniques and use acrylic paint.

    The ideas have gradually evolved with new images being introduced over a period of time. These images are intended to read like a "leitmotif", each one representing a symbol for a particular meaning, e.g. trompe l'oeil: what is real? Decay and translucency: things ephemeral. Peeling layers and repeated images: many realities. Structure: the natural laws of nature which hold reality together.

    In some paintings the the image continues under, through and beyond the frame; the frame motif being a mechanism that is trying to contain and measure reality. I would like to think that these paintings are contemplative and lasting artefacts.

    Biography

    ~
    Leicester College of Art and Design - fine art and printmaking
    Graphic Design
    Painting - Northcott arts grant
    4 years Head of Art - East London Secondary School
    18 years Dartington Hall School Totnes
    15 years Head of Art Brixham Community College

    Exhibition History

    ~  Liverpool John Moore's Open Painting Exhibition
      Solo at Dartington Hall Galleries (twice)
      The Davies Gallery , Torquay
      Torre Abbey Gallery, Torquay
      Theatre Royal, Plymouth
      Ariel Centre Gallery, Totnes