Patricia Volk, a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has a studio in Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Buekenholf-Phoenix Gallery in Belgium, Chichester Cathedral and the Royal West of England Academy. Her sculptures have also been acquired for the collections of Lord Carrington, Simon Relph CBE, the British Consul (Ivory Coast) and Mary Portas. She was Regional Winner of the ING “Discerning Eye” prize in 2007 and has been shortlisted for the prestigious Brian Mercer Residency. One of her pieces was also selected as a Southern Arts prize.
"My obsession as an artist is with catching a very simple form or line, then enhancing it with colour. Sometimes these are juxtapositions that I hope suggest contradictions of strength and fragility, stability and precariousness – just like the relationships between human beings. For me these opposing forces and feeling give an object a lively presence and a sense of individual character. But really all this is open to the eye of the beholder. I never want to be too prescriptive, and in saying this much I’ve probably said too much."