Tuëma Pattie Irish, b. 1938

Tuëma Pattie was born in Dublin and trained at Belfast College of Art, the Central School of Art and Design, and Morley College, London. She has exhibited widely, including at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Hibernian Summer Exhibition, and has taken many commissions. Working mainly in oils, Pattie takes inspiration from the natural world as well as her own imagination. Her work has a unique quality of expressiveness and freedom.


'As the poet or writer does with his or her "act of creation", the facts are there; it is how one brings them to life that matters. Life's experiences, mood and state of mind all play a part in that act of creation, one cannot deny that the "free spirit" brings a touch of other worldliness to painting: that is the magic.'