About

'I want to touch people with my art.
I want them to say he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'
Vincent Van Gogh

Priti Patel

I'm inspired by nature, its forms, textures, beauty and array of gorgeous  colours,  they  truly  are  a  wonder.  For  me  the  sky evokes  another  world  which  is quite  ethereal.  I  find  myself resonating  with  its  ever  changing  moods.  It  fuels  my imagination  and  stirs  my  emotions.  For  me  it's  another  world which can be dramatic, exciting, peaceful  and romantic. It's a world where anything is possible.

Once my emotions are stirred, I'm compelled to capture its raw and powerful energy on canvas. The paints comes alive in my hands  and  they  become  a  part  of  me.  I  find  myself  swirling amongst  the  clouds,  drawn  in  by  the  light  and  uplifted  by the colours.

Emotions do play a huge part in my work. I can truly express myself when I paint. It's helped me to get  through  the  toughest  of  times, and  has  given  me  hope when I desperately needed it. For me having another world to go  to  has  been  crucial,  my  imagination  has  been  my  escape from reality.

Like Vincent Van Gogh, I hope to touch people with my paintings and inspire them. I want to take them to a magical world that is filled with beauty, light and colour. A place they can escape to, a world where they can forget about their everyday life, even if it's just for a brief moment.

Biography

I began my creative journey as a self taught artist, but in 2016 I came to the realisation that I needed a formal education in fine art. I felt it would help fill in the gaps in my knowledge. I am currently doing a HND Fine Art course at Birmingham City University, which runs the course in partnership with BMet Sutton Coldfield College.

I began painting in 1997. Many of my paintings and Signed Limited Edition Giclée prints have been sold privately. They have also been exhibited and sold in various galleries.

I have worked on a number of productions at the Royal National Theatre’s scenic department, and a couple at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s scenic department. I have also done a variety of work including designing window displays, which involved making props.

I was commissioned to produce six stationery designs for Shared Earth, which were sold in their shops for about eight years.

 

2017

  • HND Fine Art Summer Exhibition, Centrala, Birmingham - On the Verge, Tangled

2016 - present

  • HND Fine Art, Birmingham City University, in partnership with BMet Sutton Coldfield College

2016

  • Coventry Open 2016, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry - Turmoil

2014

  • The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham - solo exhibition

2012

  • Mangojuice  Gallery,  Worcester - Shine,  Spark,  Hope Floats, Turbulence
  • Friends Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham - Spark
  • Renewal  3  Exhibition,  Gallery  150,  Leamington  Spa - Spark, Freedom

2011

  • Artist  Showcase,  Gallery  150,  Leamington  Spa - Turbulence, Shine, Hope Floats, Innocence
  • ArtSpace,  ArtsFest,  Birmingham - Turbulence,  Shine, Hope Floats, Innocence, Thinking of You, Faith and Hope

2010

  • Open  Exhibition,  RBSA  Gallery,  Birmingham - Turbulence
  • Worcester Open Exhibition - Innocence 

2009

  • Summer  Exhibition,  Botanical  Gardens,  Birmingham - Faith and Hope 

2008 - 2009

  • Temple  Gallery,  Birmingham - Sold my paintings

2001

  • Stationery Design Commission, Shared Earth, York

1998 - present

  • Paintings and Signed Limited Edition Giclée Prints sold privately.

1997

  • Scenic Artist, Royal National Theatre, London

1996

  • Scenic Artist, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham

1995

  • Scenic Artist, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham

1995 - 1996

  • Certificate of Higher Education in Theatre Design, University of Central England, Birmingham

1993 - 1994

  • Marketing Assistant - responsible for window displays. Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

1992 - 1993

  • E.M.F.E.C. Foundation in Art & Design (Merit), Solihull College, Solihull

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Email   info@priti-patel.com

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