Barry Patterson was born in Widnes, England in 1964 and since leaving University has spent his working life producing drawings and paintings. Barry is an established illustrator with an International client list. He recently moved from commercial illustration into education and now works as an illustrator at the Open University. His passion lies in painting and he is gradually giving more attention to this aspect of his career. .
Working in oils and with a palette knife, cloths and sponges as well as brushes, his paintings are a mixture of observation and spontaneous response, always looking to create a sense of life and movement within the paint. His recent works have let go of figurative representation to consider a more emotional response to landscape evoking memories of place and time.