I am a female artist working out of Llandeilo in west Wales and exporting my originals and high quality fine-art prints direct to clients as far afield as Australia and the USA. Some of my originals cost less than £20 each while others cost hundreds, even thousands of pounds but they are all beautiful and, already-painted or freshly commissioned, my work regularly brings tears to their new owners eyes as I hand it over - and often to mine as we share that moment of pure joy and so often become friends.
I create beautiful art for individuals, all the time, for businesses, often, and have been commissioned and re-commissioned by the National Trust here in Wales.
So often the very first question I’m asked when a person stands before one of my paintings is . . . . “How long did it take you to do that?”
And I want to tell them (with genuine seriousness) that it’s taken me all my life . . . but instead I gently explain that it’s an almost unanswerable question. Each work consumes many, many hours of my time, my concentration and my soul but in amongst all those hours of labour I often leave it to do something else (I’m human, I eat and sleep too and I have to arrange exhibition events, order new supplies; canvasses, paints, printer rolls etc.) and sometimes I leave one painting to work on another image entirely .
This is usually because of my tendency to layer my paint thickly, to get just the effect I desire, and, quite simply, I might be forced to allow one layer to dry thoroughly before I even dare to consider adding another.
Then, when it is finally finished I know from experience that it might not be. I also know from experience that my emotional state by then means I will not be a good judge and that, potentially, one more brushstroke could bring it to ruin. So I take it into my home and put it in a prominent position and I don’t look at it - I never look at it - I glance at it in passing as if surprised to see it there, and it’s in those glances, purposefully fleeting, that I finally judge its balance and maturity.
My wife Ann and I Visited the Royal Welsh Winter Fair on Monday and visited Pat Bullen-Whatling's stand displaying some fantastic paintings. Those of the 'meadows' caught our eye so much so that we were compelled to buy. It looks fantastic hung in our study. Enjoyed chatting to Pat and her husband about her drive, ideas and paintings. Pat' s paintings are so detailed and we love the clever perspective of the meadows paintings especially. More...
Beautiful uplifting paintings
Pat's art work is truly amazing. I fell in love with her work about 4 years ago at a Christmas event. I have followed her page since then and have been lucky to have a heart slate with a Highland cow and a large print of the Highlands cows. I have also gifted some prints of her work and they have been greatly appreciated.
Pat always manages to capture the spirit of the animals which really makes them look alive. She never shy's away from combining bright colours with her work. Which really helps to make them stand out.
I hope that one day I will be very lucky to have one of her original paintings.
If you ever get the opportunity to go see her work then do as the photos really don't do them justice. � More...
I love Pat's paintings, in particular the wild flower ones, they are beautiful x
Love Pat's work - you sense her love of nature - beautiful
I really love the angles, details and colours of Pat's Artwork. My favourites are the meadow flowers. Magically talented lady! �
I love Pats art in particular hercwild flower paintings. They're top of my Christmas list.
Beautiful artwork. It shows such passion and draws you into the paintings. Magical horses. I felt myself walking through the meadow of flowers - wonderful x
Pat is a very talented artist and produced some amazing work have bought a gift for my mum off her and she was thrilled highly recommend her work to anyone! Oh and she is an amazing person too � More...
Fantastic work by a very talented artist
I have had the pleasure of meeting pat and she is such a genuine lady and very talented
Pat is a very talented artist with a fine sense of light and colour that brings her paintings to life. The wild flower paintings are exceptional.