Patrick Tyman lives in Napier and is Head of Art at Iona College, Havelock North. He is a painter, printmaker and lecturer in Art History.
As Patrick’s childhood and teenage years were spent in India, it is perhaps no surprise that a Southern Asian aesthetic echoes throughout his work. Since immigrating to New Zealand from England in 1996, Patrick has been mesmerised by the flora of this country and the vibrant colours of the South Pacific, weaving new imagery into his work. Living in three different countries has influenced his work profoundly and his art has been shaped and developed in directions related to each culture.
He has exhibited widely over the past years and some highlights include: