85 piece exhibition to coincide with new book launch

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

A major 85 piece exhibition of new work to go on show at the ‘Picturecraft Gallery’, Holt, Nth. Norfolk 13th to 18th September. The exhibition will coincide with a new book launch “Painting from the heart” by Halsgrove Publishers. Further details can be obtained by contacting me on 01502 710491, or the gallery on 01263 711040.


Forthcoming exhibitions

Posted on Jan 26, 2012

Southwold Gallery

Friday 1st June – Sunday 10th June 2012
This is an exhibition of recent work, many of which have been painted on location in and around the delightful harbour and seaside resort of Southwold.
For further information, please contact the gallery, on 01502 723888.
(see ‘links’ section).

Art Galleries

Art galleries who have a selection of work by John Patchett include;
Picturecraft Gallery, 23 Lees Yard, Holt, Norfolk. Tel; 01263 711040.
Southwold Gallery, 64a High Street, Southwold, Suffolk. Tel; 01502 723888.
Mandells Art Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich. Tel; 01603 626892.
Ferini Art Gallery, Pakefield, Lowestoft. Tel; 01502 562222.
(for galleries -see ‘links’ section).

Pastel Workshops

One and two day weekend Pastel Workshops by John are continuing to prove very popular for all those who attend. They offer members of the public a unique opportunity to see John demonstrating his style and technique, receive personal and supportive tuition and experience the infectious creativity that has become a hallmark of his teaching.

Broadland Art Centre, Dilham, Norfolk will be the venue for an exciting weekend workshop entitled “Atmospheric Pastels”, on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2012.
For further information, please contact Angela Dammery, at B.A.C. on 01692 536486 (see ‘links’ section).

A number of art groups and societies, who regularly invite John to run workshops include:

The Lowestoft Art Group
The Southwold Art Circle
The Cromer Art Society
The Hempnall Art Society
The Caister Art Group and
Great Yarmouth Guild of Artists

Forthcoming Art Courses – Atmospheric Pastels

Posted on Dec 21, 2011

Art Courses by John Patchett

B.A.C. (Broadland Arts Centre), Dilham, Norfolk will be running a weekend pastel workshop by John, on the 30th June & 1st July 2012

“Atmospheric Pastels”

For details and /or brochure contact Angela on 01692 536486 or 07702 475361.
Further information is available on the ‘Broadland Arts Centre’ website.

For information about John’s next MAJOR EXHIBITION of new work, click on the “more news items” button, below.

10 Top Tips

Posted on Jul 27, 2001

My 10 Basic ‘Top Tips’

Here are some tips, which you may find useful, when working with pastels on location.

1. Choose a coloured sheet of pastel paper, or card, to suit your
2. Start ‘lean’ and ‘loose’.
3. Try and work as quickly as possible.
4. Don’t press too heavily and allow for a build up of layers.
5. Use a hogs hair brush, or stencil brush, to clear away mistakes.
6. Keep your initial concept clearly in your head.
7. Be receptive to accidents and incidents, if they contribute to what
you are trying to achieve.
8. Use fixative for a good reason; creating a barrier, darkening an
area, holding a heavy build up of pastel in place, etc..
9. Tap the back of your work with your fingers for at least a minute, to
remove any loose particles.
10. Turn your work face down against your support board with masking
tape, or bulldog clips, and hold it in place, avoiding lateral movement.

In next month’s issue, John Patchett will again be discussing his approach to ‘plein air’ pastel painting, but this time he will be looking at ‘Coastal Scenes and Boats’.

Leisure Painter Magazine

Posted on Jul 4, 2001


FEBRUARY 1999; Front cover, “Fireside Arrangement”, pastel (Detail).

AUGUST 1999; Page 26. John Patchett’s Pastels Part 1; “Street and Market Scenes”.

SEPTEMBER 1999; Page 26. John Patchett’s Pastels Part 2; “The Call of the Sea”.

OCTOBER 1999; Page 16. John Patchett’s Pastels Part 3; “Still Life in the Garden”.

MAY 2000; Page 36. Painting Outdoors with John Patchett “Working with Pastel”.

JUNE 2000; Page 18. “EXPLORE-Light and Shade”. John Patchett creates dimension in pastel.

AUGUST 2000; Page 14. Lets Start with Art – 8 “A Wisteria Clad Doorway in Pastels by John Patchett”.

AUGUST 2001; Page 31. Painting Project – Phase 1, “A Disused Farmyard in Pastel”.

SEPTEMBER 2001; Page 22. Painting Project – Phase 2, “A Disused Farmyard in Pastel”.

MARCH 2002; Page 21. “Windows and Doorways in Pastel”.

MAY 2002; Skies in Pastel

July 2002; Page 14. ‘Paint a boat and fishermen’s huts in pastel’

August 2002; Page 15. Lets Advance with Art – use pastels to paint boats and fishermans huts


‘Pastel International’ magazine no.11

Step by Step – Art Course’ magazine no.78 (Dec 2001)

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