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‘Through my work I strive to invoke reflection on the aesthetics of overindulgence, opulence and decadence in our natural world… even in decaying life and creepy-crawly insects, beauty can be found’ Patrick Christie



At the tender age of 10, Patrick Christie dipped a nibbed pen into an inkwell for the very fi… Read More
‘Through my work I strive to invoke reflection on the aesthetics of overindulgence, opulence and decadence in our natural world… even in decaying life and creepy-crawly insects, beauty can be found’ Patrick Christie



At the tender age of 10, Patrick Christie dipped a nibbed pen into an inkwell for the very first time. He spent his following three decades refining and perfecting his now instantly recognisable style - keeping the centuries old tradition of ink on paper alive and adding thinly veiled quirks and humour to give his work a contemporary twist.

His dedication to precision and exquisite detail is astonishing. Remarkably all drawn without copying from an arrangement, the artwork flows through the pen onto the paper directly from Christie’s imagination. ‘Once I get into “flow” I loose all sense of time and my surroundings. It’s like an external force has control of my hand’ says Christie.

On closer inspection more details emerge from a piece that takes 200 or more hours to complete. Patrons enjoy searching for Christie’s visual signature touch: at least one insect in all his drawings; often there’s many—laying down a challenge to discover them all.



i always enjoyed drawing insects, which evolved into one of my signature touches: at least one insect is found in all my drawings. often there’s many—a challenge for the observer to spot them all

Like most little boys I had a fascination with insects. All animals actually, but bugs were the one animal I could sneak into my bedroom to study and observe. I always enjoyed drawing them, which continued to evolve into one of my signature touches. At least 1 insect is found in all my drawings. Like in 27 bugs, often there’s many and becomes a challenge for the observer to spot them all
Through my work I strive to invoke reflection on the aesthetics of overindulgence, opulence and decadence in our natural world… even in decaying life and creepy-crawly insects, beauty can be found’ Read Less
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