West Cork Artist
Man with a Small Bird Oil on canvas 58cm x 66cm
Patricia Carr is a painter living and working in
She was born in Co. Down in 1965 and has a degree
in Drawing and Painting fom Edinburgh College of Art.
She worked for 15 years as a qualified Senior Art
Therapist in the NHS in N. Ireland and Scotland,
creating a safe environment where adults and children
in emotional distress could use art as a vehicle for
communication and self expression.
She is presently working on a new body of work in oils,
which focusses on the expression of emotion through
the human figure and in the use of colour and through
the physicality of paint. Themes such as vulnerability
and strength, constriction and freedom have emerged.
Previously she worked mainly in watercolour and is
excited about a technique she is developing in oils that
pushes forward a free and expressive use of paint that
she had established in watercolours.
She is a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland.
and won the 'President's Award' at the members'
exhibition in 2012.
She also completed a number of mural commissions
both public and private, in and around Ballydehob
within the last year.