Doug Patterson : new drawings, mountains, volcanoes, and nuclear fusion!

During the last twelve months my artwork has changed dramatically. The shift in subject matter has coincided with a more painterly approach resulting from a series of journeys with extremes of atmospherics, daylight lost in clouds, snow storms and hurricanes.

In November 2013 I spent three weeks on the island of St Kilda, as a guest of the National Trust of Scotland. In march I sailed along the Norwegian coast from Bergen to the Russian border on a cargo boat, and more recently I visited the volcano on the the island of St Vincent in the Grenadines.

In tandem with my travelling, I have been working as the artist in residence at the Culham Centre for Nuclear Fusion in Oxford.

Here, I experienced a star being created in the Tokomat Reactor at temperatures in excess of 150,000 degrees, that’s hotter than the core of the sun. This research project will save mankind.

These projects are all part of an overall project to travel and illustrate twenty sacred places throughout the world, and will form a one man show in London in 2016.