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Patrick Woodroffe: 27th October 1940 - 10th May 2014

Patrick's family have left this site online as a memorial to him and as a place where his friends and admirers can visit to remind themselves of his life and work'. The news page will be updated as necessary so please check this out.

The 6 pages on the left - information - are the quickest to download. The 6 on the right contain far more images, so these are the most interesting, but also the slowest to download.

February 4th 2017.. This website is in the process of being updated and will return soon with updated book and poster sales opportunities.

Patrick has been buried in the area he loved and which inspired some of his best paintings and where he told his daughter, Rosie, that it would be a wonderful place to be buried because "you could get up and go for a walk". It is situated about an hours walk from his home and studio.

FALMOUTH Art Gallery invites you to step into the magical world of artist and writer, Patrick Woodroffe (1940-2014). 'The World of Woodroffe' exhibition, 7 February ' 18 April, celebrates Patrick's vivid imagination and unrivalled genius as a draughtsman.

Patrick was a familiar figure around Falmouth and great friend of the gallery. His spectacularly detailed paintings and drawings are known internationally and have a cult following in Europe. In the 70s and 80s he illustrated the covers of over 100 science fiction and fantasy books as well as designing album covers for bands such as Judas Priest and Pallas. The mythical landscapes and fantastical creatures he created, including Snarks, Squitlings and the Fruminous Bandersnatch, are sure to captivate visitors of all ages.

The exhibition opens on Friday 6 February 2015 with a free exhibition talk at 11am and the exhibition preview from 6-8 pm, all are welcome to both events. There is also an exciting programme of events for families, schools and community groups including 'Flying dragons', 'Explorers', 'Time machine' and 'Professor Hoogenshplurk's tales'. Please pick up our new exhibitions and events leaflet for details or visit www.falmouthartgallery.com

The World of Woodroffe - runs from Saturday 7 February - Saturday 18 April 2015. Falmouth Art Gallery is open from Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm, admission free. For information on this exhibition please contact Donna Williams on 01326 313863 or info@falmouthartgallery.com

I've added this new LINK that you may find interesting.

My NEWS page is up-dated every month and a lot of details can be seen, but I should warn you that it could take time to download if you're not on something like BROADBAND...


This book will be made available to buy via this website soon

- author - poet - painter - sculptor -

I feel at home in my own imagery. I live in a world of my own, a planet with portraits and landscapes far too pretty to be called "modern art". My "Text & Images", which come just from my memories and my imagination, are nearly always limited to optimism. Tragic stories and ugly imagery never make me happy, so my website is here for good purposes - to keep in touch with friendly contacts, to meet up with new ones, especially with collaborators and sponsors for my ambitious projects. If this applies to you, then contact me by e-mail.


You will probably get an almost immediate reply, though I could be working.

Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, U.K. 1940. World War II was already giving my parents nightmares, reality just as stressful, but I was too young to be aware of it, my dreams already in bright colours. My mother tongue is English, but there are web-site texts in French and German because I had a language degree at Leeds University in 1964. I was taught neither painting nor writing, and although I worked as a schoolmaster for eight years, my paintbrush and my typewriter already active, I became a professional creator of Text & Images in 1972. I have had about 17 projects of my own, 11 of them already realised. I have lived in CORNWALL since 1964.

Yes, I have had many exhibitions, especially in Europe, so if you want to know more about that, then go to my PAST page.

Please remember that all the images and texts included in this web-site are owned by Patrick James Woodroffe, which means that nothing can be used for any other purposes without written permission from the owner. If any other copyrights are involved, then they shall be mentioned next to the appropriate image or text.

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