"I am always intrigued by caravans especially those found tucked away, through a hedge, as they indicate the marginal, the off grid. They are probably used for very practical reasons as a store or as a shepherd’s hut but I think of them as a retreat, an escape from the rat-race."
Patricia Thornton is a figurative painting and printmaker living and working in Sussex. Emotional tension or the 'unspoken agenda' is often the subject of her work whether in the human figure or a physical place. Leaving the content of her work purposefully ambiguous, Patricia allows the viewer to complete the narrative of her pictures.
Patricia Thornton has a Fine Art Foundation degree and a BA in Art History from Sussex University, and an MA in Sequential Illustration from Brighton University. Her work has been included in many group shows around Britain and solo exhibitions at The Balcony Space in Brighton Museum and Myths and Maps and Dreams at The Martyrs Gallery Lewes.
Patricia was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2013 and her work is frequently shown at The ING Discerning Eye at The Mall Galleries.