About Patricia McParlin


1959 in Barry, South Wales, United Kingdom

Lives and Works:

Cardiff, United Kingdom


MA, Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom, 2005
BA, West Wales School of the Arts, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 2003
BA, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 1982


Welsh Artist of the Year student award, St Davids Hall, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 2001

About the artist

Patricia McParlin, is an award winning British artist who lives and works in Wales. She studied at The University of Wales and The West Wales School of the Arts and has recently been selected as a member of The Royal Cambrian Academy.

Primarily a painter, she has also worked as a musician, writer and theatre practitioner. Her work shows this cross-disciplinary influence, encompassing film, installation, sculpture and performance art.

She has exhibited widely, her work being purchased by collectors, both nationally and internationally, and has been shortlisted for several national art awards.

She is interested in the material nature of the painted surface: colour, form, space, texture, and the alchemy of materials.

Need to know

  • McParlin's works have a calming, meditative quality
  • Support a Welsh artist with an established career and a regular exhibition cycle
  • Her larger format works include huge triptychs, perfect to make a statement if you have a large space
Adriana Marques

The Insider Adriana Marques says:

"The palette of Patricia's work calls to mind the colours of the modernist era, where the bold and the subtle meet. I love these paintings for their balance of abstraction with a sly hint of something recognisable, something comforting."

Patricia McParlin

Patricia McParlin : Fine Art

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