Patrick was born in Wolverhampton and moved to Newcastle in the 80's to study an MA in fine art at The University Of Newcastle.
Before becoming an artist he worked in several factories and briefly built a career as a bricklayer before deciding to return to education.
Patrick did a one year foundation course at Wolverhampton Polytechnic followed by a three year degree in fine art at Birmingham School of Art. In 2001 Patrick completed a Degree in Arts Management and used these skills working in arts and management and as an organiser of poetry and multi media arts events around the region.
Around 2001 Patrick side-stepped into the world of music and began writing and performing his own songs, first as a duo called Terrapin Therapy, then as a solo acoustic singer/songwriter, before forming a band called The Unstable Tables, a four piece whose influences included Punk, Ska, blues, Rock&Roll, Dylan, and much more. The Tables folded in 2012 but he has continued writing, recording and performing music in a duo called the Electric Peasants.
For nearly a decade Patrick has written poetry at Cafe Nero situated on the busy corner of Clayton Street. Patrick has had his poetry published and his favourite moment was winning a national poetry competition judged by the Liverpool play rights Alan Bleasedale and Jimmy McGovern, two of his favourite writers.
In 2012 Patrick worked as an extra for local agency NE1 4TV and has appeared in a number of TV shows and movies including Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake filmed entirely on location in Newcastle.
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