Patricia Rozental


By patricia rozental, Oct 21 2015 09:45PM

Considering the Bee, there is no other creature which is truly busier, endlessly hardworking and productive - all this as well as being amazinly efficient too; it's no wonder we say we are as 'busy as a bee', and our furry, buzzing friends most certainly deserve the accolade.

The workload of Bees is massive. Their importance of impact on the world is immense. Those incredible insects are almost single-handedly saving our environment , They pollinate our food and most of the flowers in the world, they provide us with honey, inhabit our mythology and in many cultures are associated with poetic inspiration. Indeed Isaac Watts in 'How Doth The Little Busy Bee' (1714) tells us we should be like them as the devil makes mischief for idle hands, a danger which is all too real in our increasingly technological world.

Yet in an ironic twist the very same environment they nurture is rapidly turning against them...

The use of rust depicting the flower represents both the labouring of the bee which is increasingly under threat, and also the manufactured world as we have made it. If the bee becomes extinct perhaps the world will be as barren and useless as if covered with rust.

Bombus Terrestris and Bombus Sylvarum are two of the most common bees here in the UK and it is the anxiety that bees evoke which engages me; the painful possibility of a bee sting and the much larger anxiety of contemplating their precarious state within the natural world...

These two pieces are currently showing at the Upstairs Gallery Berkhamsted

By patricia rozental, Jun 30 2015 11:19AM

What an evening I had yesterday! I attended the Private View for WAY 2015 only to find one of my Bees had sold which was exciting enough in itself. However, at the prize giving later in the evening, that little Bee etching was declared the winner of the Original Print category!!! I was completely surprised and speechless - the work in the exhibition is phenomenal, I feel really honoured...

I also managed to get a selfie with the lovely David Shepherd himself outside the gallery

By patricia rozental, May 28 2015 10:22PM

Here's a bee winging it's way to the 'Postcard Sale' for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, 29th June - 4th July.

'Each selected artist has been requested to submit a ‘Celebrity Postcard’ to raise funds for Tiger Time. All WAY finalists have been asked to paint/draw a small wildlife image on a postcard to sell at WAY. The postcards will all be priced the same and will be seen as a charitable donation to the raise vital funds for wildlife conservation

They will be displayed together for the duration of the exhibition in the North Gallery of the Mall, and will hopefully give more people the opportunity of owing a piece of original art, albeit on a slightly smaller scale!'

By patricia rozental, May 3 2015 11:19AM

We had a session drawing and painting ourselves last Thursday using mirrors- not easy,.

I look rather severe - but I was concentrating very hard. I can't believe how many lines there are on my face now!

Next time I'll try from a photo...

By patricia rozental, Mar 27 2015 03:38PM

Had a lovely time at the Private View of the exhibition which was opened by Jon Snow (in a suitably bright tie). I was really pleased with the prominent position of my painting - and to see people looking at it!!!

The exhibiton is really varied and interesting, even Steve enjoyed it!

It;s on till 11th April open every day, 10am - 5pm

By patricia rozental, Mar 25 2015 11:57AM

This Rust and Graphite drawing has been accepted for the 'Art of Poetry 2015' exhibition and event at The Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Mandevillle.

The drawing illustrates 'How Doth the Little Busy Bee' by Issac Watts

The exhibition runs from 23rd April - 31st May.

On the evening of 23rd April there is an event to coincide with World Book Night, in which a selection of participating artists will read their illustrated poems, and a beautiful book will accompany the exhibition.

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