Clive Patterson

Nude Tin Can

125 Hatfield Road

St Albans



01727 569291




I find inspiration in familiar terrain by noting down elements of interest, structural motifs, and colour combinations; recording them in plein air sketches and in photographs, or occasionally painting on location. Within the work I build a tension around features that may appear obscure at first glance, but which with deeper investigation reveal links that allude to the observed location.


Underlying core colours set a basic tone to the paintings, with contrasting colours emphasising form and pattern providing vibrancy and balance within the composition. Most of my pieces are scaled to a square shape with the intention of encouraging the viewer to ponder what may lie outside the boundaries of this restricted form.


Working with acrylic and oil paint I use traditional pastel crayon, graphite pencil, charcoal or oil bar when I want to emphasise structure, or to delineate portions of the painting that need stronger expression or visual direction.

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125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Herts AL1 4JS

Tel: 01727 569291


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Wed: 12PM - 4PM / 6PM - 8PM

Thu/Fri/Sat: 11AM - 5PM

Sun/Mon - By Appointment