Patron: HRH Princess Michael of Kent
President: Soraya French 
Exec. Secretary: Rebecca Cotton
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PATSY WHITING SWA

Biography

Patsy Whiting was born in Bolton and studied in Loughborough and Manchester. After a period of

working as an artist, whilst bringing up a family, she began a career in teaching.

Patsy continued to produce art throughout her career, working in a variety of media, including

print, sculpture and painting. During the course of her teaching she developed skills in visual

presentation and digital animation which became her key expressive medium. However, a visit to

the Picasso museum in Paris a few years ago inspired her to begin drawing again in earnest and

to leave teaching. She now has a studio in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

Artist's statement

My still lives and figures are drawn on a rough black pastel ground. The image is built up

gradually in layers from detailed photographs, focussing on a small area at a time. It is the play

of light which fascinates and challenges me. I love the process of taking away the black to make

a form appear out of the shadow.

Recent Exhibitions

2016 New Light Exhibition, Panter and Hall, London

2016 New Light Exhibition, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

2015 National Open Art Competition, Royal College of Art, London and Pallant House,

2015 New Light Exhibition, Bowes Museum, Durham

2015 154th Annual Exhibition of Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries London

2015 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Exhibition

2014 Derwent Art Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries London - Third Prize and UK Coloured Pencil

2014 153rd Annual Exhibition of Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries London - JacksonsVisitors' Choice Award

2014 United Society of Artists Cork Street Open Exhibition, 28 Cork Street, London -

2014 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Exhibition - Highly commended

2014 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Friends' Exhibition - Prize

2013 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Friends' Exhibition - Highly commended

2013 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Exhibition

2013 152nd Annual Exhibition of Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries London - Jacksons Visitors' Choice Award - London Art Co UK Award

2013 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open all Media Exhibition - Highly commended

2013 Open 24 Exhibition, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester

2012 Autumn exhibition Nottingham Society of Artists - First prize Holbrook Trust Awards

2012 151st Annual Exhibition of Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries London - Caron

2012 Metamorphosis, ArtSpace Exhibition, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester

2012 Snap, South London Women Artists' Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2012 Gold, ArtSpace Exhibition, Loughborough Town Hall