Patricia Crook is an amateur artist who has an 'A'
level in Art. She moved away from London, with her
husband to live in a 16 century Barn in Kent with a
large uncultivated garden. In combination, with
Adult Education Classes and other specialised
courses, she found that painting the flowers she
grew provided her with the most rewarding
subjects, She particularly likes Hellebores,
Lolematis and Iris. Her medium is watercolour and
she works directly from the specimen in season.
A member of the Weald of Kent Art Group and the
South East Open Studios programme she regularly
exhibits her work locally.
The Russian Artist Wassily Kandinsky wrote, "Every colour has its own mysterious life." In this case, the Artist manifests colour through nature in their paintings. Who doesn't like the flowers. Unlike those in a vase these will continue to bloom, remind one of fresh to come.
Graham Dane, June 2014