Philippa Paterson


Selected Exhibitions
Affordable Art Fair Battersea 6th to 10th March 2019, with Edgar Modern
London Art Fair 15th to 20th January 2019, with Edgar Modern
Shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018
Affordable Art Fair Battersea 8th to 11th March 2018, with Edgar Modern
Prime at Viking Gallery Margate 6th March to 17th March 2018
London Art Fair, Islington, 17th to 21st January 2018, with Edgar Modern
Prime, Atrium Gallery, Seawhite, 16th September 2017 to 16th February 2018
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, 11th to 14th May 2017
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Spring, 9th to 12th March 2017
National Open Art Winners' Exhibition, Pallant House, Chichester, 2016
National Open Art 2016 Exhibition, Mercers' Hall, London, 2016
Ashurst Emerging Artist Space, Broadwalk House
National Open Art Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, 22 and 23 October

“In my paintings I explore the complexities of a feminine world. My figures are usually seen in isolation, caught in a frozen moment against a coloured ground, as if heroes from an ancient myth that have strayed into a modern world. Like the ancients, they are frequently accompanied by a symbolic creature.”

Philippa Paterson was born in New York, and thereafter followed a peripatetic life, living in many countries such as Switzerland, Cyprus, Japan, Australia, France and South Africa. Philippa held equally diverse careers such as publishing, PR, translating and horse breeding. She studied art in Sussex, London, Johannesburg, and Sydney and she currently works in a studio in the South Downs.

BA French, King’s College, University of London. 
MA French Literature, Birkbeck College, University of London.

In 2015 her painting "Mother's Love" was exhibited at the National Open Art Exhibition and three additional pictures were pre-selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize for Figurative Art.

Her painting "Her Thoughts Were Clearer with a Bird On Her Head" was shortlisted for the 2016 Ashurst Emerging Artist prize.
The Day That Bowie Died won the 2016 National Open Art prize for Best Portrait.In October 2017 Philippa was shortlisted for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize.
Philippa Paterson's paintings are held in private collections in the United Kingdom, Europe, and in corporate collections in London.