the story so far ...
Patricia and Patrick Padget have both been painting and drawing since they were five years old. When he was still a schoolboy, two of Patrick's paintings were exhibited at Kettle's Yard in Cambridge alongside works by Picasso, Miro and Henry Moore.
They first met on their first day at Chelsea School of Art in 1971 and fell in love at first sight. In the early 1980's they founded and ran one of the UK's most successful creative design agencies for over twenty five years, working with clients all over the world and winning many awards.
In 2006 a family tragedy changed their lives forever and, initially as a kind of therapy, they began painting and printmaking full-time.
Now their art works are widely collected and represented in numerous private, corporate and public collections including Cooper Union in New York, Olivetti in Venice, Cambridge University, ITV, Legal & General and the Millennium Library, Norwich. Recently their work has been exhibited at The Bankside Gallery, Orleans House, Osterly Park, The Mall Galleries and numerous commercial galleries throughout the UK. Many of Patricia's "Seascapes and Landscapes" are on show at The Daryl Nantais Gallery in Linton, near Cambridge. Much of their other work is currently exhibited at The Frivoli Gallery in Chiswick and their "Diamond Jubilee" print is now being shown at The Belgravia Gallery at 45 Albemarle Street, London W1.
They are amongst a very small and select group of artists to have had their work exhibited at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London where their "Shakespeare's Treasure" show was displayed for 12 months during 2010/11 and seen by over 350,000 people.
Looking further ahead, they are planning new works for an exhibition in Beijing in 2016.
The Padgets also work under the collective pseudonym of A. Piper*.
* 'It's like music - far away music,' said the Mole nodding drowsily.
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Kenneth Grahame.