Patricia Sadler


Patricia Sadler was born and brought up in Selkirk and she has lived in Berwickshire for nearly thirty years, so the Scottish borders is very much her home.

It is there that Patricia finds most of her inspiration, from the landscape, the light and the changing seasons. She loves to explore the countryside but her paintings are done at home in her studio from an accumulation and absorption of memories, moods and colours.

She studied at Edinburgh College of Art for 2 years followed by 3 years at Queen Margaret College studying Dress and Design.

Her approach to painting is intuitive and the outcomes unpremeditated. She works mainly in acrylics, building up complex layers of washes and textures to show pools of sunlight and patterns of fields on the rolling Border hills. Patricia is also fortunate to live close to the spectacular Berwickshire and Northumberland coastline and she spends many hours walking by the shore. In her seascapes she tries to convey the ever changing moods, the movement of the waves and the colours of the sea ranging from the vibrant to the restrained in the sometimes calm, sometimes turbulent water. In complete contrast, her garden provides further subject matter, as she captures the exuberance yet also the delicacy of flowers.

Patricia Sadler’s work has featured in several prestigious public exhibitions in Scotland and in many solo exhibitions in both Scotland and England. Amongst these are exhibitions by the RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours), SSWA (Scottish Society of Women Artists) and the SSAC (Society of Scottish Artists and Craftsmen). Her paintings are widely collected.

Patricia Sadler lives and works in Reston, in the Scottish Borders.