Ablaze with color, Pat Fairhead paints cascading images of light and mystery, creating large, sweeping watercolor paintings that are at once elemental and abstract. Choppy white splatters of paint arc in linear explosions across Fairhead’s atmospheric references to the forces of wind & weather, falling water, storm & thunder and quiet depths, discovering strength in the structures and cycles of nature. Bringing together great texture and depth, on a larger scale than one expects to find in a watercolor, the artist pushes the boundaries of her medium, finding inspiration in the intensity of her creative process.
Born in Yorkshire, England, Pat Fairhead came to Canada as a child and quickly fell in love with the country’s untamed wilderness, locating her studio in the scenic and secluded beauty of Muskoka, Ontario. An active and adventurous spirit, she is a dedicated outdoorswoman and world traveller, exhibits extensively throughout both Great Britain and Canada and is featured in the Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings at Windsor Castle.
Pat has had 70 solo shows internationally and is represented in 300 corporate and private collections.