Pat Landon was a student at Birmingham College of Art in the 50’s. She enjoyed life drawing, fabric design, illustration and the ATD course at Priory Road in Edgbaston.
She was fortunate to encounter Gilbert Mason, Glynn Griffiths, Lucy Burrows and her husband. Their advice and encouragement greatly enhanced her life’s journey. Pat worked as head of the art department in a senior school for many years. A ten-year break followed to bring up her three children and to run a puppet theatre group with other mothers.
A career in adult education followed, which was a privilege to be involved in. So much is involved in this work, and she enjoyed it for 30 years. Pat painted scenery at Hall Green Little theatre, which resulted in a Love for large expressive work.
Pat is not stylistically influenced by any artist but derives great joy from the work of Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Goya to name but a few. The freedom of the impressionists and the Scottish colourists Whistler, Picasso, David Hockney, Ivan Hitchens, Sutherland and Piper. Such a wonderful world.
She is inspired by her garden and wherever she happens to be in all the changing seasons. Personal meaningful objects, collected over the years, to be used for still life also inspire her. She draws and paints family members, including her five dogs. Inspiration is all around and a need to paint is paramount.