June | Two Day | Still Life with Flowers | Patrick Palmer


June | Two Day | Still Life with Flowers | Patrick Palmer


Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June

10am - 4.30pm

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About this Workshop

Patrick’s way of seeing flowers, animals, landscape and design interpreted through the brilliant use of light as it plays on surfaces and figures, petals and spacial areas will be shared with students who are interested in painting flowers in a setup. With light and colour defining the terms of the image before the viewer, the result will be a painting conceived through this vision creating a moment that a viewer can share with you the artist.

It is a magical experience to learn to see and create reality in this manner.

Cézanne laid the groundwork for a new way of looking at paintings. One that perceives their individual elements, colour, form and line. As meaningful in themselves, independent of their illustrative function. It became possible to paint an interpretation of nature rather than a mimetic reproduction of it.

The Impressionists had translated visual impressions of their surroundings into colour, all pure painterly with variations in tone to convey the overall image.  No matter how the painting is conceived or evolved , no matter what the style of its surface narration, it is still the collection of the fundamental elements of design, and for the viewer, it evokes ideas or sensations which are a stimulating effect, created by the the juxtapositions of colour and line - the excitement comes as the viewer then experiences a new way of seeing objects in light, texture, and colour.

You, the Artist, is therefore communicating, and the viewer's brain is creating and attaching new associations derived from their own experience to those our image inspires, thus the experience of an expanded moment.

Meet Patrick


Patrick Palmer was born and raised in County Waterford, Ireland. He attended Castleknock College and the National College of Art and Design.

Having worked in advertising in Dublin for a number of years, he relocated to San Francisco, California where he met and married fellow artist, Pamela Silin-Palmer.

In 1980 he joined Pacific Lithograph working as a Graphic Designer for Bill Graham Presents and Winterland Productions, creating some of the most iconic and collectible posters, tour books and merchandise for artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Ozzie Osbourne, Run DMC, The Beastie Boys, The Grateful Dead and many others.

After 28 years living abroad, Patrick made the decision to return home to Ireland to paint and be close once again to family and friends. Using his surroundings as inspiration, he captures scenes from the Irish countryside.

Patrick's paintings have a strong focus on light and colour in all of their manifestations, communicating their significance in the richness of oil paint and his clean sense of design

Materials List


For this workshop participants will require:

Brushes - mixture of sizes

Palette for mixing

Oil Paints - variety of colours of your choosing

Canvas or Board - manageable size

Low odour solvent - Sansodor

Linseed Oil

Old Clothing