Approved: 16.08.2006

Patrick Haughton

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Artists Statement:

Read more ...




    Artist Statement

    Artists Statement:

    Evidence of the transitory nature of existence is all around us: 

    I seek to share my perception of the world we inhabit, the traces of the natural forces which shape our world, the impact of the physical and social activity of humanity upon it, today and in the past.

    Works evolve in the process of making; of constructing, assembling, drawing and painting, using a variety of graphic media on paper, canvas and board. In some cases I integrate fragments of found objects and documents with the graphic media, introducing an element of physical reality into the imagery. 

    Influences on my painting are many. Visual artists such as Picasso and Braque; Brancusi, Nicholson and Hepworth, Feiler and Weschke are clearly important to me. 

    More than half a century ago, as a young art student, I first visited Cornwall. I had no idea at that time that the work of our tutors; then prominent members of the St. Ives artistic community, would come to affect me so profoundly. That experience took many years to mature, and developing my personal imagery, building on the work of my predecessors, is an ongoing process.

    The music played in the studio - anything from early music and baroque, to 20th & 21st century composers and contemporary jazz music – can have an effect on the structure and content of my work. Particular pieces have referenced the music of Shostakovich; (“Isca” 1 & 2), Rautavaara; (“Cantus Arcticus”), Arvo Part; (“A Single Note : Levant”) – and a recent quartet of mixed media paintings celebrating the International Musician Seminars (IMS) of Prussia Cove.

    In the final analysis I would hope that the work produced is an honest reflection of life as lived.

    Patrick Haughton - 2022

    Biographical note:

    Patrick Haughton was born in Devonport in 1942. He grew up and was educated in Barnstaple in North Devon, moving to Exeter to study architecture in 1960. In 1962 he abandoned his architectural training to enrol at Exeter College of Art, where Clifford Fishwick was principal. Subsequently he transferred to the West of England College of Art in Bristol where he studied painting and sculpture. Paul Feiler was head of painting at that time, and visitors included William Scott and Karl Weschke.

    He is a member of the Plymouth Society of Artists, the National Acrylic Painters Association, is an Associate Member of The Penwith Society of Arts and a former member of the Newlyn Society of Artists (1995 - 2020) . He became an academician of The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts in 2022. He lives and works in Penryn, overlooking the estuary of the River Fal in Cornwall.

    He is primarily represented by The Porthminster Galley in St. Ives, Cornwall, but also exhibits widely across the UK, 

    Collections: Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall; Les Amis de la Grande Vigne, Dinan, France; and St. George’s Hospital, London.

    Private collections in France, Monaco, USA, South Africa, Hong Kong & Singapore

    Artist in Residence 2004: Association des Amis de La Grande Vigne: Atelier d’Artiste, Ville de Dinan, Brittany, France

    CV & Education

    Solo exhibitions:

    2018 - "Patrick Haughton" 50 years On : Penwith Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

    2014 - “After The Voyage : Patrick Haughton”: CIRCLE Contemporary, Cornwall

    2010 - "Patrick Haughton, Barbara Karn, Melanie Guy": Open Space, Cornwall

    2009 - “Juxtapositions”: Patrick Haughton; Volker Stox: Open Space, Cornwall

    2004 - "Inside Outside 3", Minster Fine Art, York

    2002 - "Haughton, Browning, Lindsay, Williams", Bishop Philpotts Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2001 - "Patrick Haughton: Recent Work", Michael Wright Fine Art, Clifton, Bristol

    1999 - "Patrick Haughton", Michael Wright Fine Art, Clifton, Bristol 1

    1998 - "Finding Cornwall: Patrick Haughton", Michael Wright Fine Art, Clifton, Bristol

    1998 - "Shorelines", The Atelier Gallery, University of Exeter, Devon

    1997 - "Voyages", Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall

    1996 - "Patrick Haughton: New Work", Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

    1995 - "Tidelines 1", Bakehouse Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

    1995 - "Patrick Haughton", Plumbline Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

    Group exhibitions:

    2023: "Winter Exhibition", ArtMill Gallery, Plymouth, Devon

    2023: "South West Open", Kennaway House, Sidmouth, Devon

    2023: "South West Academy Exhibition", Sou-Sou-West Gallery. Bridport, Dorset"

    2023: "Delamore Arts 2023", Delamore, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon

    2023: "NAPA Annual Exhibition", Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells, Somerset

    2022: “South West Academy Open”, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, Devon

    2022: "Imagine" (Falmouth Open 2022) - Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall

    2022: "169th Annual Open Exhibition" - Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    2022: "Penwith Associates Open Exhibitions" - Spring & Summer shows, Penwith Gallery

    2021: “South West Academy Open”, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, Devon

    2021: “Penwith Rhythms: Ancient and Sacred Landscape”: Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives

    2021: "NAPA Summer Exhibition" - Oxmarket Arts Centre, Chichester

    2020: "168th Annual Open Exhibition" - Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    2019: "Imagine" (Falmouth Open 2019) - Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall

    2019: "On Show" (NSA) - Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance

    2019: "Les Invites de Yvonne Jean-Haffen", L'Abbaye de Leon; Dinan, Brittany, France

    2019: "Ex Libris" (NSA) - Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance

    2018: "Layers" - Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

    2018: "Drawing Explored" (NSA) - Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance

    2017: "Imagine" (Falmouth Open) - Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall

    2017: "Summer, St. Ives" : Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

    2017: "Borders" (NSA) : Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

    2016: “Freud, Family and Friends”: Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

    2016 - "Affordable August" (small works from Penwith Members), Penwith Gallery, St. Ives

    2015 - "NSA 293", Penwith Gallery St. Ives, Cornwall

    2014 - "Critic's Choice (NSA)" curated by Laura Gascoigne, PZ Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

    2014 - Penwith Society of Arts (Associates), Penwith Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

    2014 - "A Moment of Flux" (NSA), Heseltine Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2012 - "April Mix", Open Space Gallery, Falmouth

    2011 - "Abstract 6 +", Yew Tree Gallery, Morvah, Cornwall

    2011 - "Fishwick and Friends", Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall

    2011 - "Winter Show"", Open Space Gallery, Falmouth

    2010 - "The Edge", Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall

    2010 - Affordable Art Fair , Open Space Gallery, Battersea, London

    2010 - Patrick Haughton, Barbara Karn, Melanie Guy, Open Space Gallery, Penryn Cornwall

    2010 - Summer Show, Trelissick Gallery, Cornwall

    2009 - "A Cornish Perspective", Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    2009 - "NSA Three Galleries", Westcott's Gallery, St. Ives Cornwall

    2009 - "Tiger Attack", Edgar Modern Contemporary Fine art, Bath

    2009 - "Juxtapositions" - Patrick Haughton & Volker Stox, Open Space Galleries, Penryn

    2008 - "156th Autumn Exhibition", Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    2008 - "Cabinet Paintings", Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2008 - LSG Summer Show, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2008 - "Peninsula", Edgar Modern Fine Art, Bath

    2007 - "Cabinet Painting", Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2007 - "NSA Unquiet Earth", St. Ives Society of Artists, St Ives Cornwall

    2007 - "Winter Wonderland", Hilton Young Gallery, Penzance

    2006 - Autumn Exhibition, Thompsons Gallery, London

    2006 - "Cabinet Paintings", Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2006 - Summer Exhibition, Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden

    2005 - Christmas Exhibition, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2005 - Christmas Show, edgarmodern contemporary fine art, Bath

    2005 - Newlyn Society of Artists, Thompsons City Gallery, London

    2005 - NSA Critic's Choice; Norbert Lynton, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

    2005 - Winter Exhibition, Thompsons Gallery, London

    2004 - Critic’s Choice - John Russell Taylor, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

    2004 - "In The Air & Fragments from Life", Campden Gallery, Gloucestershire

    2004 - "One", Edgarmodern Contemporary Fine Art, Bath

    2004 - The Cornish Exhibition, Edgarmodern Contemporary Fine Art, Bath

    2003 - "Constructed", Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall

    2003 - "Discovering Cornish Talent", Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon, London

    2003 - "ID [identity]", Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

    2003 - "Inside Outside", Adze Contemporary Gallery, York

    2003 - "The Contemporary Landscape", Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

    2003 - Twentieth Century and Contemporary British Art, Market House Gallery, Marazion

    2002 - "A View of St. Ives 3", The Belgrave Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

    2002 - "Chiaroscuro", Vallico in Arte, Lucca, Italy

    2001 - "A View of St. Ives", The Belgrave Gallery, St. Ives

    2001 - "New Traditions: 4 Abstract Artists", Perimeter Gallery, Penzance

    2000 - "20 Years of Contemporary Art", Falmouth Art Gallery

    2000 - Critics Choice, curated Charlotte Mullins, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn

    1999 - "Cornish Art in the Nineties", Beatrice Royal Contemporary Gallery, Hampshire

    1999 - "East-West", Forefront Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk

    1998 - Critics Choice, Curated Theo Waddington, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn

    1998 - Newlyn Society of Artists, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    1996 - "Another View", New Millenium Gallery, St Ives

    1996 - "Coastlines", Handel House Gallery, Devizes

    1991 - "Artists from the Salthouse", The Black Swan Guild, Frome

    Represented by:

    Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

    Thomas Henry Fine Art, Newlyn, Cornwall, UK & Nantucket, USA

    Artist in Residence: 

    2004: Association des Amis de La Grande Vigne, Dinan, France 


    NAPA (National Acrylic Painters Association) - elected 2021

    Penwith Society of Arts - associate member

    NSA (Newlyn Society of Artists) - full member (elected 1996 - resigned 2021)


    Adrian Henri Memorial Award : 2021 - (National Acrylic Painters Association)


    2007 - Set Design "Prince of The Burning Sun", Cornish Theatre Collective, Minack Theatre,  

    2007 - The Alchemist, Cornish Theatre Collective, National Touring shows 2001 / 2007

    2005 - Grand Theatre of Action "Nelson", Cornish Theatre Collective / National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Trelissick, Cornwall

    2002 - Acadians, Cornish Theatre Collective / Penryn Community Theatre, Dehwelans Festival, Falmouth


    2007 - St. Ives 1975 - 2005 Art Colony in Transition - Peter Davies

    2002 - ARTNSA, Newlyn Society of Artists

    2000 - 20 Years of Contemporary Art, Falmouth Art Gallery

    1998 - Catching The Drift, Venue Magazine, Suzanne Bisset

    1996 - Another View : Art in St. Ives, Marion Whybrow

    1996 - Drawing to The End of The Century, Newlyn Society of Artists