Patrick Jones, an international artist living in Devon has been painting all his life. He currently has an exhibition, No Pasaran, a Retrospective, at the gallery in Preston Street, Exeter. A recent illness has led to Patrick evaluating his life’s work, this exhibition invites us to share in this process.
In his student days, Patrick’s heroes were Matisse, Pollock and Miro and this was what led me to the exhibition. In 1997 he began the No Pasaran series of work, inspired by the Ken Loach film Land and freedom, and he says the work ‘makes visual his continuing preoccupation with human rights and democracy.
Here are some of the paintings.
I was able to have a brief char with Patrick, and he is a charming, self-effacing man. His work mainly made me happy, with the exception of one or two that I found darker.
If you’re in the area, No Pasaran (they shall not pass), continues until the 9th of April.
5 thoughts on “No Pasaran”
I like his paintings too: colour and composition suit my requirements. I’ll google him and add him to my list of artists to revisit. Hope your week is unfolding exquisitely.
thanks Meg, he’s a lovely man, very happy to chat. Some of his canvases are huge, I really admire people with that kind of talent.
Thank you, Gilly for introducing Patrick Jones and his paintings to us. I really like his painting especially the way he mixes colors.
They are amazing Amy, I could have spent hours looking at them.