About Pat Rae

Pat Rae is an artist whose work consists of a wide array of disciplines including carvings, castings, printmaking and portraiture. These display her sympathetic attraction to organic forms, her commitment to practical craftsmanship and skilful attention to detail. Her aim has always been to strive to express the very essence of the subject, be it form or feeling. Principally she carved mainly in wood and marble, but now works more in clay and on paper. Rae studied art at Bournemouth, Cape Town and the Royal College of Art in London. She spent several years working in Africa and on the island of Paros in the Cyclades before putting down her roots in England.

Pat undertakes comissions in sculpture as well as in portraiture and is represented in many private collections worldwide besides the National Portrait Gallery in London, the National Gallery of Israel, the Cranfield College of Technology, the Greater London Council and the Dorset County Council. She has also exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art, London.

Greenwich Park

Pat Rae was Artist in Residence at Greenwich Park from May 2007 to 2008 where she was greatly inspired by the landscape and the magnificent old and historic trees. She has recently completed and installed a sculpture carved out of a storm-damaged branch of Cedar of Lebanon, which depicts a Gentle Giant as he tries to climb out of the ground. Workshops were held during the year by the Friends of Greenwich Park and a trip to Kew Gardens to view the Henry Moore sculptures was arranged. Friends interested in carving are welcome to come and work in Pat's studio.

Pat's garden and sculptures have in the past been featured on TV and in magazines because of her involvement with the National Gardens Scheme. Recent prints produced by Pat during her residency at Greenwich Park will be on show during the Open Studios. Her large sculpture The Gentle Giant carved during her residency from a damaged branch of Lebanon Cedar is in the Secret wildlife garden next to the deer park.

Contact Pat by telephone at : 020 8699 6326 or by e-mail to : pat@patrae.co.uk