Patricia McParlin

Patricia McParlin

Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom

About Patricia McParlin

Patricia McParlin, is an award winning British artist who lives and works in Wales. She studied at The University of Wales and The West Wales School of the Arts.

She has recently been selected as a member of The Royal Cambrian Academy.

Primarily a painter, she has also worked as a musician, writer and theatre practitioner.

Her work shows this cross-disciplinary influence, encompassing film, installation, sculpture and performance art.

She has exhibited widely and her work has been purchased by collectors, both nationally and internationally.

Patricia is currently concerned with the material nature of the painted surface ; colour, form, space, texture and the resonances that can arise from the alchemy of a response to materials.

Her multifaceted work takes its inspiration from music, poetry and the natural world to create unique abstractions.


University College, Cardiff

West Wales School of the Arts



Welsh Artist of the Year


The National Open Art Competition 2017
The Royal Cambrian Academy, selected and member 2017
The Mall Galleries, London, Society of Women Artists, 2017
British Women Artists, selected 2017


The Dictionary of Welsh Artists, 2014

Imago Mundi, Contemporary Artists from Wales, Fabrica 2016


Selected Exhibitions

Ffwrnes Theatre, solo show, 2019
King Street Gallery, solo show, 2018
Sticks Gallery, Gosport, Female Abstraction, 2017
Oriel Q, Summer Show 2016, 2017
Boundary Art, 2015Oriel Q Drawing Bienale 2016
Boundary Art, 2015
Art at Waunifor, 2014
Off the Wall Gallery, Summer Show, Cardiff, 2012
Off the Wall Gallery, Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures, Cardiff, 2012
Oriel Q Gallery, 2011, 2014
Art @ rhos y gilwen, Pembrokeshire, 2010
Women’s Work, Off the Wall Gallery, Cardiff, 2010
Art @ rhos y gilwen, Pembrokeshire, 2008
Blood Relative,Paintworks, Bristol, 2007
Welsh Artist of the Year, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 2000,2001,2003,2007
Fresh Art, London, 2003
The National Eisteddfod of Wales, 2002
R.K.Burt Gallery, London, 2002
Art West, Carmarthen, 2002
Fairy Hill Sculpture Park, Swansea, 2002
Fifteen Individuals, Queens Hall, Narberth, 2000