Patricia Barker

Biography

My sculpture is mostly inspired by the human figure. I work to understand the organic structures of the human form, not in order to attempt a completely naturalistic portrayal, but more as a way to convey feeling. In recent work I have been making carvings with more than a single figure, introducing a sense of narrative. When carving in limestone I am aiming for a balance of the forms and for the figures to have a certain presence or resonance.

As well as carving, I model from life in clay or wax, sculpting portraits, figures and animal subjects.

 

Recent exhibitions:

2016 Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries.

2015 Chelsea Art Society, Sculptor’s Own Prize for a Member.

2015 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries.

2015 Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries.

2015 RBSA Portrait Exhibition, Birmingham.

2014 Chelsea Art Society, Chelsea Old Town Hall.

2014 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries.

2014 Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead.