Gifted landscape artist Ronnie Pattison found his calling at 15 when he began teaching himself to paint using pastels and watercolours. His world opened up when his brother-in-law took him to an art store in Newcastle, where he discovered his true medium – oil painting.
Inspired by famed English painter John Constable, Pattison expertly captures the pastoral charm of Northern England's rolling countryside. Iconic Tyneside landmarks like the Tyne Bridge and St James' Park are recurring subjects, lit up in dramatic style in Pattison's night-time scenes. He has an uncanny ability to portray light, using vivid hues to spotlight his subjects to atmospheric effect. His painting ‘The Effect of Lights’ depicting the Tyne Bridge remains his most popular work.
Pattison credits his late mother as his driving creative influence, but struggled to paint following her death from cancer in 1992. After a seven-year hiatus he rediscovered his motivation, now painting prolifically from his Chester-le-Street studio. Breathing nostalgia and emotion into regional scenes from his youth, Pattison translates personal memories into moving images that resonate widely.
Echoing Constable’s pioneering style, Pattison experiments with mixed media whilst pushing his technical practice. With a rekindled passion for the landscapes of Northeast England, Ronnie Pattison’s evocative paintings promise a compelling artistic chronicle of his homeland for years to come.