“Riverside Scaffolding II ” © Patricia Cain
Name: Patricia Cain
Bio: Glasgow-based artist Patricia Cain is an author and researcher who abandoned a career as a lawyer for her first love - art. An initial foray into art education 1st Year BA (Hons) Illustration – Central St Martins 1982/83, was followed by an LLB (Hons) Law – Northumbria University in1984/87. However, Trish completed her PhD through the practice of drawing at Glasgow School of Art in 2008.
Trish is a member of the Society of Architectural Illustration, the Scottish Society of Architect Artists, the Scottish Society of Women Artists, the Glasgow Royal Institute of Fine Art, and the Pastel Society U.K.
She exhibits nationally and internationally, winning both the Threadneedle and Aspect Prizes in 2010. Her recently acclaimed major exhibition at Kelvingrove, Drawing (on) Riverside, exposed the nature of practitioner knowledge to a wider lay audience through the observation and response to the construction of Glasgow’s new Riverside Museum which has subsequently been likened to Dewey’s study of the nature of method. These intricate paintings were done on site over a period of four years during the construction of Glasgow’s new Museum of Transport.
Trish was featured in a piece by Ken Gofton in the October 2012 issue of the Pastel Journal.
Medium: Pastel; acrylic; oil
Subjects: Architecture; urban landscapes
Style: Eye-watering detail, especially in the construction paintings. Trish states: “Whilst the focus of my practice often explores both the relationship between man-made and naturally occurring landscapes and the notion that we construct ourselves through our environments, the heart of my work is about the process of making, the awareness that results from this, and how this might feed back into the different environments in which I work. Research is an ingrained aspect of my practice and my experience of combining these elements informs my teaching.”
Publications: Drawing: The Enactive Evolution of the Practitioner. Intellect books Paperback, 2010. ISBN 978184150
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Gallery: Portfolio: Drawings:- Construction Drawings (pastel); Drawings (some pastels); Paintings:- 2012 paintings; Clydebank Paintings; Riverside Project (mostly pastel); Prints:- Screenprint; Etchings; Public Art; Sculpture.
Image View: Thumbnails are labelled, and open in a viewer; they may be expanded. Images may not be download as such, but the “Save link as” option allows you to save the webpage, and all the image files are contained within the accompany folder. Riverside Scaffolding II is 140 x 122 cm, 876 x 768, 218 KB.
Blog: No, but there are lots of documents on drawing on her publications page; an abstract of her PhD thesis is also posted on the site.