Patricia Bray

About

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''I try to work in a state of open, receptive mindlessness: to be alert to every hint, every direction that reveals itself in the course of the work. The painting  grows like a plant. That is to say it does its own growing. It is fed by all that one is, by one's instincts and knowledge, one's needs and dreams and loves"  

Noel Forster

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Thoughts

First and foremost I am influenced by my immediate environment.

I work instinctively making connections with what is happening in my life through the exploration of a diversity of materials and techniques while remaining open to possibilities.

I want to surprise myself.


Relationships and the emotional ties that both bind and support us in life and the individual need to make a mark, to say 'I was here' interest me.

My family, living by the sea and my former work as an illustrator continues to inform my work.

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Meantime

I continue to explore low tech printing techniques and honing my painting skills. exploring the inner landscape of my imagination.

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Work in public collections

 RSA Royal Scottish Academy

DCA Dundee Contemporary Arts Print collection

Museum collections, St Andrews University

Featured work:

The Sunday Times Watercolour competition

The RSW annual exhibition

The RSA annual exhibition

Awards

John Kinross travel scholarship award

Fife visual arts award

RSW watermark award

Carnegie vacation scholarship award