Skeletal Chinese lantern (physalis),
© Patrice Moor / Royal College of Physicians

Detail of the artist's studio

11 November – 24 December 2013

An exhibition of paintings inspired by the medicinal garden of the Royal College of Physicians.

First floor gallery
Royal College of Physicians
Regent’s Park

Open Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm

Free entry

Patrice Moor’s paintings reveal the cycle of life, death and decay in the RCP’s acclaimed medicinal garden, where she worked as artist in resident in 2012-2013.

With no prior knowledge of botany, Patrice discovered a natural link with her primary artistic interests following the still life tradition. The individual works for this exhibition took up to three months to complete, and the scale of subject is often unnatural, increased to larger-than-life proportions or in miniature to be studied at close quarters.

Listen to Patrice talk about her work as RCP artist-in-residence

Artist statement:

Being given the opportunity to be an artist-in-residence at the Royal College of Physicians, and being given free rein to inspire myself in the garden, has been a powerful experience. It is admirable that an institution such as the RCP leads the way in valuing artistic dialogue. It is enriching for everyone concerned.

The RCP has had a Medicinal Garden since 1965. It was extensively replanted in 2005–6, with sponsorship from the Wolfson Foundation. Head gardener, Jane Knowles, has vastly expanded the number of plants and there are over 1,300 from the history of medicine.

Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place
Regent’s Park
London NW1 4LE

Getting here


Tel: 0203 075 1543