PATRICK O’CALLAGHAN MA(RCA)
Graduated and trained as a graphic designer Patrick is a prolific painter. Painting mostly in Watercolour and gouache and en plein air when possible he is currently painting landscapes in his home area in S. Bucks.
The subjects are generally chosen from observing countryside and sky and he looks for the unusual – a fallen tree – a brightly coloured cloud – a startling event – a peculiar light – something to capture and draw-in an audience.
About his work: "My pictures are dependant on unsaturated colour and heightened reality and I try to be honest; I'm influenced by everything but the heroes who haunt me are Edouard Manet, Eric Gill, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Edward Hopper, Alan Fletcher and David Hockney"