Patrick Palmer is a figurative artist based in London. Growing up, his family were creatives, and he had the freedom to artistically express himself. This led to a successful career in publishing before he decided that he wanted to pursue art full time. He studied at Heatherley's School of Art in London and at The National College of Art and Design in Dublin as well as being given personal tuition by fellow accomplished artist Michael Clark.
Palmer specialises in the human form, which contains elements of realism while seeking to take his drawing to a higher level. Essentially, Palmer places his focus on post-romantic nudes that carry a delicate and suggestive tone which nevertheless maintain a sense of elegance. His pieces provoke an interpretation of sensuality, in an implicit manner which contributes to its tasteful image.
He prefers using oil paints which allow him to maximise the variation of colour tones to explore a wider range of effects. Palmer understands that the viewer wants to see a degree of draughtsmanship but simultaneously seek a deeper meaning that goes beyond technical expertise. He aims to make his work touch the viewer emotionally but maintain a degree of simplicity.
Patrick has exhibited in exhibitions and galleries such as Belgravia Gallery in Mayfair and Box Galleries on the King's Road in London. Furthermore, Patrick was included in the list of the 10 Best Contemporary Portrait Artists, by One Fine Bid Magazine. For the past four years, Palmer, who was shortlisted for the Art Gemini Prize, has exhibited across the United Kingdom. Previously, he showed his work in Hong Kong.