Patrick Caulfield was one of the most prominent British artists of our time. He was admired by his peers and widely regarded with strong affection.
He was a member of the “New Generation” of 1960s British Pop and abstract artists. Caulfield’s bold paintings incorporated everyday objects in still lifes and ordinary domestic interiors and were defined by strong graphic design, black outlines, and bright, saturated colours. He later introduced elements of trompe l’oeil and photorealism into his painting.
He also worked in other mediums, including graphic prints, tapestry, theatrical set design, and screen-print book illustrations. Caulfield was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1987 and shared the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1995. He was made CBE in 1996.
As a graphic designer I have been influenced by many things: books, films, fellow creatives, music and my favourite - ephemera.
This journal focuses on my personal collection and also what inspires me to do
what I do and, I hope, will continue to do for many years to come.