After attending Grimsby School of Art, Kingston-upon-Thames College of Art and Brighton College of Art, John settled in Australia where he lived for 19 years. In 1994, he returned to this country, settling in East Anglia where he has easy access to some of his favourite locations.
Besides holding over 40 successful solo shows in Australia and England, John’s pastel paintings have been exhibited in Japan, New Zealand and with the Pastel Society, The Royal Society of Marine Artists and the ‘Laing Exhibition’ at the Mall Galleries, London.
His pastel paintings cover a wide range of subject matter, including East Anglian and French landscapes, cityscapes, Broadland scenes, gardens, sunlit markets, street cafes, marine and coastal locations.
In recent years, John Patchett’s pastel paintings have become a regular feature in articles in the Leisure Painter magazine.
Recent recognition by the International Pastel Artist magazine, America, of John Patchett as a ‘Master Pastelist’ reiterates the impact of his artwork on a global scale.
A local ‘claim to fame’ is that a photograph of John painting at his easel in Norwich market is printed on the box lid of the Norwich edition of the Monopoly game!
Paint Out Awards
Paint Out Royal Norfolk Show – selected and participated (2017)
Laing Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London – Guest’s Choice prize (1997)