PATRICIA SADLER was born and brought up in Selkirk and she has lived in Berwickshire for nearly thirty years, so the Scottish borders is very much her home. It is there she finds most of her inspiration, from the landscape, the light and the changing seasons.
She loves to explore the countryside but her paintings are done at home in her studio from an accumulation and absorption of memories, moods and colours. Her approach to painting is intuitive and the outcomes unpremeditated. She works mainly in acrylics, building up complex layers of washes and textures to show pools of sunlight and patterns of fields on the rolling Border hills.
She is also fortunate to live close to the spectacular Berwickshire and Northumberland coastline and she spends many hours walking by the shore. In her seascapes she tries to convey the ever changing moods, the movement of the waves and the colours of the sea ranging from the vibrant to the restrained in the sometimes calm, sometimes turbulent water. In complete contrast, her garden provides further subject matter, as she captures the exuberance yet also the delicacy of flowers.
Patricia was educated at Selkirk High School and spent 2 years at Edinburgh College of Art followed by 3 years at Queen Margaret College studying Dress and Design.
She has taken part in major exhibitions including those of the RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours), SSWA (Scottish Society of Women Artists) and SSAC (Society of Scottish Artists and Craftsmen).