Born in Dublin, Patricia McGloughlin was educated in Dublin, USA and Edinburgh leading to a career in genetics research.
She took early retirement some years ago in order to concentrate on working as an artist. She had already been painting for a number of years, and studied with Kenneth Webb and Clare Cryan at the Blue Door Studio. She received a Diploma in the History of European Art from University College Dublin in 1999, and also studied life drawing and painting part time in the DunLaoghaire College of Art Design and Technology.
Patricia’s main inspiration is in landscape – interpreting the mood, colour and texture of woodlands, bogs and waterways. She is also fascinated by the old streets and markets found on her visits to Italy. Her great interest in things nautical finds expression in her paintings of boats and harbours. Most of her work is carried out in oil, though she also likes the immediacy of working in mixed media on paper.
Patricia’s work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in Dublin, in the McGilloway Gallery, in Derry, Kenny Gallery in Galway, Greenacres, Wexford and in the Mall Galleries in London. She has had work accepted for the open submission exhibitions of the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Oireachtas exhibitions. She has illustrated a cookbook and her work has been used in the design of book covers. She is a member of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club (founded 1874), and was Honorary Secretary for the twelve years.