Pat Holland & Ian Ledward Art tel:+44 (0) 1337 830 378 / mail@giffordfarm.com 2017 © Pat Holland and Ian Ledward

Last Update 21 May 2017

Previous exhibitions include:  

Alnmouth Arts Festival

Aberfeldy Gallery

Affordable Art, London

Braemar Gallery

Frames Gallery, Perth

Iona House Gallery, Woodstock

MacGregor Fine Art, Glasgow

North Fife Open Studios

Pittenweem Arts Festival

Sun Gallery, Newburgh

The Little Gallery, Pittenweem

Wade Gallery in Elie                                                        


 Pat Holland - a profile

A summer storm over Fife; the Bass Rock seen across a field of poppies in the East Neuk; West Lomond on a spring day in the Howe of Fife; a cabbage patch in mid winter in south west France; cows resting by a pollarded willow in springtime Flanders: the moods of nature captured with a dynamic palette that changes to reflect the changing seasons.

Pat paints in oils taking much of her inspiration from both Scotland and France. Her work is characterised by a distinctive use of paint in a bold impressionist style working entirely with a palette knife.

The mood of her work ranges from tranquil to vibrant.  She is particularly attracted to the elements of pattern and form and the way in which light and shadow shapes what we see around us.

Her love of colour has been an inspirational element in her recent flower paintings which are characterised by a bold application of paint and strongly textured images that just ask to be lifted off the canvas!

Pat lives and works in the small hamlet of Giffordtown in the Howe of Fife in Scotland.  Her studio is the old stable of an 18th century farmhouse situated on the remaining two acres of original farm land where she and her husband have created a small area of natural wildlife woodland.