Philippa Paterson paints imagined realities using family photos, images from the Internet and life models as source material. Her interest in the human condition feeds her painterly imagination. Thinly applied paint jostles with areas of impasto in her figurative works.

Philippa has shown extensively in the UK as well as New York and Singapore. Her works hangs in private collections and galleries.


You can download Dr Tracy's Drew's review of her solo show here.



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.
Turps Bannana, 2018-2019.


Awards and Prizes

Shortlisted for John Moores 2023
Selected, Wells Art Contemporary, August 2023
Selected, Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, 2023
Selected, Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, 2021
Selected for Exceptional 2019, Collier Bristow Gallery
Shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018
Shortlisted for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2018
Shortlisted for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2017
Shortlisted for the 2016 Ashurst Emerging Artist prize
Winner, National Open Art Exhibition 2016
Shortlisted for the National Open Art Exhibition 2015
Shortlisted for Chichester Open 2012
Selected for the Ruth Bochard Self-Portrait Competition 2011



Solo Show, Darl-e and the Bear, September 2023
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Summer 2023
As I Was Going To St Ives, Livingstone Gallery, St Ives, November 2021
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, 2021
Figurative Art Now 2021, Mall Galleries
Darl-e and the Bear 2021
The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries 2020
Materialisation, Darle and the Bear 2019
Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2019
Highgate Contemporary 2019
Affordable Art Fair New York 2019
33 Art Sale, Bordean House 2019
Affordable Art Fair Battersea 2019
London Art Fair 2019
Affordable Art Fair Battersea 2018
Prime at Viking Gallery Margate 2018
London Art Fair, Islington 2018
Prime, Atrium Gallery, Seawhite 2017 and 2018
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead 2017
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea 2017
National Open Art Winners' Exhibition, Pallant House 2016
Oxmarket Gallery 2014
Seawhite Foyer 2014
Art Without Walls Pop-up-Gallery, West Sussex 2012
Reeds Barn Gallery Empshott, Hampshire 2009
Haslemere Studio 2009 and 2010
Summer Show, Seawhite Studio 2008, 2009 and 2010
Summer Show, Rackham, West Sussex, 2006 and 2007

Philippa Paterson's paintings are held in private collections in the United Kingdom, Europe, and in corporate collections in London.



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