Patricia Armour



(l) “Katy” (2012) 640mm x 640mm
(r) “The Crossing (Windows of the Soul Series)” (2012) 760mm x 1000mm

Patricia Armour’s Statement

Patricia interprets the designs for her tapestries from photographs, drawings, paintings and prints which are put together as collages to reveal a narrative with a sense of light and atmosphere.  Inspired by the human form, ancient mythology, legend and the art of the Pre-Raphaelites, her tapestries are full of symbolism.  She hopes that viewers will read personal meaning into her works, discovering ideas or attributes for themselves.

Patricia expresses human emotions and experiences in her work and often uses the human face and images from nature to convey a contemplative, tranquility.  The result combines the authenticity of tradition with the vitality of contemporary life.

Patricia Armour, "Twilight Meditation" (2013), 690mm x 585mm
“Twilight Meditation” (2013) 690mm x 585mm

Patricia Armour’s Biography

Patricia is based in Wellington and has been weaving tapestry for about 25 years.  Early in her career, she worked in collaboration with leading NZ Artists – one of these collaborative works is part of the Rutherford Collection, held at Te Papa (National Museum), Wellington, NZ.

She has exhibited widely in New Zealand and overseas, including New York, USA; Ferrara, Italy; Vienna, Austria; and London, UK and has work in private collections in the USA, Japan and New Zealand.