Patricia Clements is a British contemporary artist who lives and works in London. She won a scholarship to West Sussex College of Arts and Crafts, and then studied at the Central School of Art, where she was influenced by the Head of Painting, Leslie Cole. Clements paints landscapes, cityscapes and still lifes.
Inspired by the city
Clements is inspired by the world around her, principally the city and its architecture. Her travels to the south of France, with its brilliant light and colours, and New York influenced her greatly, resulting in her New York cityscapes. She is also inspired by her hometown London, and its historic and iconic buildings. Clements enjoys the creative freedom of still lifes as well, as she is able to create a composition and control the shapes and colours.
Clements is primarily interested in colours and shapes, and paints in a broadly impressionistic style; she is inspired by the way the Impressionists worked with colour. She favours working with pastels as they are pure pigments and give her the freedom to explore colour, but she also enjoys the versatility of oils and acrylics.
Clements has exhibited widely across the UK, notably at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and at the Mall Galleries with the Society of Women Artists and the Pastel Society. She was a finalist for Artist of the Year with Artist & Illustrator Magazine, and was awarded a residency at the Agora Gallery in New York City.