Patricia Volk MRBS

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Sculptor who keeps trying and trying

My Profile

Member of Royal British Society of Sculptors (MRBS)

“My obsession as a artist is catching a very simple form or line, then enhancing it with colour. Sometimes these are juxtapositions that suggest contradictions of strength and fragility, stability and precariousness – like the relationships between human beings. But also of rest and activity, grace and motion, that give an object a lively presence and a sense of individual character. But really all this is open to the eye of the beholder. I never want to be too prescriptive, and in saying this much I’ve probably said too much.”

Solo Exhibitions:
William Benington Gallery Sculptural at Coombe Trenchard (2015)
Chapel Lane Gallery, Tunbridge Wells (2015)
The Art Room, Topsham, Devon (2014)
New Craftsman Gallery, St. Ives
Beaux Arts, Bath
Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Selected Exhibitions

2015
London Irish Art, Westminster
Chapel Place Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
Junction Gallery, Woodstock
Flux, Royal College of Art
William Benington Gallery Sculptural at Coombe Trenchard 2012, 2013 & 2015

2014
Affordable Art Fair Brussels & Battersea (Sheridan Russell Gallery) Regular exhibitor
Beukenhof Pheonix, Belgium 2011-2015
The Garden Gallery, Hampshire every year from 2005
Doddington Hall & Gardens, Lincoln 2012
Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey every year from 1990
Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

2013
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle: ‘Gravity’ Special Exhibition
Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth
Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames Regular exhibitor
Art London Wolsely Fine Art
Ceramic Art London 2013 & 2011
Quenington Sculpture Trust Fresh Air 2013 2013, 2011 & 2009
Sculpt Gallery, Essex
Maureen Michealson, London

2008-2012
Rococo Gardens, Painswick (Commissioned Artist)
Shirley Crowther Fine Art
RWA Open 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007
View Art Gallery, Bristol 2009
Chichester Cathedral, Sculpture in Paradise 2008 & 2006
The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, N.Yorkshire
Twenty Twenty Gallery, Shropshire
One Two Five Gallery, Bath
18@108 Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
Art in the Garden 08, at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire
The Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff Exhibited over several years
New Brewery Arts, Circencester

1989-2007
ING Discerning Eye (Specially Selected Artist)
CPA at 50, Worcester
Eye to Eye, Cork Street, London
The Scottish Gallery
Wolseley Fine Art, London
Broadway Modern, Broadway
Fine Art/The Gallery, Cork Street/ Glyn Vivian Art Centre,
Hampton Court (Evening Standard)

Prizes:
ING “Discerning Eye” Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London – Regional Winner – 2007
Shortlsted for the ‘Brian Mercer Bronze Casting Residency’ by the Royal British Society of Sculptors – 2012

Collections:
Lord Carrington Sir John Mortimer Damon de Laszlo Simon Relph CBE Lady Osborne
Priory Hotel, Bath British Consul, Ivory Coast Anthony Horowitz Robert Race Mary Portas

Work featured in:
Contemporary Ceramics International Perspective by Emmanuel Cooper (Thames & Hudson)
Ceramics for Garden and Landscapes ed. Karin Hessenberg (A&C Black, London, 2000).
Creative Ideas for Small Gardens by Anthony Paul (HarperCollins);
Classic Garden Features by David Stuart (Conran Octopus);
The Garden Sanctuary by Keith Mitchell (Hamlyn);
The Sculptor’s Bible by John Plowman (KP Books);
The Sculpting Techniques Bible ed. Claire Waite Brown (Chartswell Books Inc).
Ceramic Design Course by Anthony Quinn (Barron’s).

Commissions:
The Water Deities (1997) ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire (garden designer: Cleve West)
Audience and Muse(1998) Brewhouse Art Centre, Taunton
Work selected as Southern Arts Prize by Beckett biographer James Knowlson (winner of Southern Arts Literary Award 1999,
for his book, Damned to Fame: A Life of Samuel Beckett.)