Harvey studied graphic design at Hounslow Borough College and
Kingston School of Art and has an Honours Degree in French from the
University of Sussex. She is a watercolourist specialising in Paris,
London and floral subjects.
A writer and researcher on art and French culture,
she is the veteran of several key television productions, including BBC TV
Arena's 'Marcel Carne - The Classic Years' (1985), and ITV's South
Bank Show 'Hear My Chanson' , starring Juliette Greco and Charles Aznavour (1996). She has written on art for Third Way, Artists & Illustrators and the Church Times, and is a qualified and experienced Adult Art Tutor. Pat's watercolours hover at the borders of fantasy
and reality. Like the artists she admires (Eric Ravilious, Mary
Potter, Winifred Nicholson, Mary Fedden, John Piper), she aims
to invest everyday subjects with an air of the extraordinary.
with a dash of surrealism, her paintings are miniature explosions of
colour and light
exhibited widely, including at the Brighton Festival and the Royal
Institute of Painters in Watercolour, and her work is in
collections in France, Sweden, the UK and the United States. She is
a Council Member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, and a Fellow of
the Royal Society of Arts.