I’m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.
– Elsie de Wolfe
Drawing inspiration she gained through her extensive travels and conservation work in Africa, Patricia’s love of nature and botany clearly resonates through her work as a mixed media artist.
Patricia’s portfolio is split into two different sculptural genres, paper and aluminium mesh. Her paper sculptures capture an abstraction of global biodiversity featuring plants and animals, including their habitat be it the rainforest, tundra or desert.
From the magic of a murmuration of starlings, the plight of global deforestation, a myriad of majestic African animals, to abstracting the beauty of the blooms of an Easter Lily cactus, to even a colourful selection of bees, dragonflies and beetles – every piece Patricia sculpts from paper comes with thought provoking connotations. Patricia finds it a great honour to be able to help bring a new and exciting edge to zoological and botanical education through her art, which she hopes will appeal to audiences of all ages.
The other genre of her portfolio are her signature abstract elephant sculptures made with aluminium mesh, coated with a majestic layer of 24ct gold. She is passionate about elephant conservation and hopes that her unique abstract sculptures convey important messages, reminding us of the dwindling numbers of elephants, which are sadly being poached daily. Her golden elephants can either be seen in family herds or alone, marching along on pieces of ancient drift wood, sourced from the Jurassic coasts of New Zealand. “No other wood will do – drift wood has withstood the test of time, yet it still holds its beauty, strength and power, much like our beloved elephants.”
In October 2018, Patricia was commissioned by jewellery designer Annoushka Ducas, MBE to design the visual and window installations in her London and Hong Kong boutiques, and also the Claridge’s Hotel display case to celebrate the launch of the new Annoushka Beetle jewellery collection. The launch was celebrated with a successful solo show at the Annoushka boutique in Chelsea.
Her latest elephant sculpture entitled ’Forty Elephants’ has found its home in the main bar at the Great Scotland Yard Hotel, Westminster, London.
Patricia works from her home studio in Hampshire, where guests and clients are very welcome to come and view her work.