Now based in Stoke Newington, Hackney, Pat Castle was born in London in 1928 and remains active as an artist in her nineties. Grounded in a love for drawing nurtured in early life at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, the subjects of her paintings, prints, and drawings range from still life to landscape, and reflect the inspiration of both English landscape, and her travels in Spain, France, America, and Morocco. A recipient of the Greenwood Prize for drawing, Castle’s work is representational but highly individual; the rich intensity of her oil paintings and work on paper are created through the use of a carefully restricted palate and the desire to achieve a well-balanced design that will draw the viewer into the picture.

When in Ramsgate in the early 1970’s, alongside her career as an artist, Pat Castle played a pivotal role in community affairs. With the support of the Civic Trust, and Thanet District Council she instigated the Restoration of Ramsgate project that led to the preservation of many of Ramsgate’s heritage buildings. She also opened the Addington Street Gallery for exhibiting her own work along with that of other artists.

Her work has been exhibited by the Welcome Trust, Lloyds of London, and Price Waterhouse, and she has participated in the Southwark Festival. A featured artist at the Boulogne Festival, her work has also been represented overseas by the Heritage Gallery, Louisiana. She has shown with the Royal Society of British Artists, The Royal Society of Marine Artists, and The Society of Women Artists. Two recent one-person exhibitions, ‘Creative Life’ (Artifact Gallery 2016) and ‘Paintings of Morocco’ (Hackney Showroom 2023), celebrated the fruitful longevity of her continuing practice.


Selected Mixed Shows

2022 / 23 Islington Art Society, London
2013/2015 UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate. Kent
2012 Margate Gallery.
2009 Decco 5 Gallery, Whitstable.
2004-2009 Old Town Gallery, Margate.
2007 Spring Exhibition, Stark Gallery, Canterbury, Kent.
2004/5 Old Town Gallery, Margate, Kent
2002/3/4 Canterbury Festival Exhibition, Kent.
1997 Foreign Press Association, London. SW.1.
1996 11e Salon du Confluent, France.
1996 Price Waterhouse, London Bridge.
1996 Society of Women Artists, Westminster Hall, London.
1995 The Hop Exchange, Southwark Festival London.
1995 Royal Society of Marine Artists, London. SW.1.
1995 Royal Society of British Artists, London. SW.1.
1995 Blackheath Gallery, Blackheath, London.
1995 Nevill Gallery, Canterbury, Kent.
1994 The Welcome Foundation, London. N1.
1994 “In the Mind’s Eye” Mall Galleries, London. SW1..
1994 Bedales Gallery, Southwark Festival, London.
1994 Royal Society of British Artists, London. SW1.
1992/3/4/5 Heifer gallery, London. N5..
1987 “Open View” Exhibition sponsored by Lloyds of London..
1985 Plaza Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.
1982/3/4 Heritage Gallery, Louisiana, USA.

Selected One Woman Shows

2022 Hackney Showroom London
2019 Highbury Arts Club. London
2017 “Artefact”, The Framers Gallery, 36, Windmill St, London. W1T 2J2
2007 University of Kent. .
2005 Old Town Gallery, Margate, Kent
1999 Nevill Gallery, Canterbury, Kent.
1998 Galerie 13, Arras, France.
1998 Featured Artist, Boulogne Festival, France.
1994 Burgh House Hampstead, London. NW3.
1993 Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
1992 Heifer Gallery, London. N5.
1985 Heritage Gallery, Louisiana. USA.