Sleeping Nude by Patrick Palmer 
Image size: H:30 cm x W:40 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:30 cm x W:40 cm x D:1cm
Frame Size: H:36 cm x W:46 cm x D:4cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
Original atmospheric nude.
When I started out, it was really hard to find material to work from - I couldn't afford a proper photoshoot and didn't have a good camera so I would trawl the internet trying to find something I liked as a basis for a painting. Problem was all recent photos are copyrighted. But, really old ones are not. This painting is based on a rather blurry photo from the 1840s. I tried to maintain the look of an old photo. There is something quite unique about old photography that I can't quite put my finger on and quite fascinates me
Patrick Palmer artist with Wychwood Art. Patrick is an established artist specialising in the female form – subtle, classical nudes in oil and red chalk. He left a successful career in media at the age of 40 to pursue his childhood ambition. After attending life-drawing classes for 15 years and studying at Heatherleys (London)
and NCAD (Dublin) he is considered one of the Uk's leading figure artists.
He teaches life-drawing Windsor's art centre – The Old Court.
His work is featured in 'Images of Women in Art' and on the cover of 'Musings of Miss Yellow'.
Whilst an element of realism is important, I try to move beyond artistic convention and avoid an image that is too predictable. Realism is not enough - what you take away and what you add to what you see are what transform a picture into art. I believe that the viewer wants to see a
degree of draughtsmanship from an artist but they deserve more than this. I aspire to make my pictures touch people personally and to be considered simple works of beauty. “Patrick Palmer is a modern master of figurative art. His post-romantic nudes are not only exquisitely painted, but also dreamy, delicate and suggestive. They only hint at sensuality and
evoke fantasy in the subtle and elegant manner that distinguishes art from pornography.”
Patrick Palmer artist is shown in Wychwood Art gallery and online . Please call 07799 535 765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .