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patrick kearney
Born April 19th 1919 in Grandmother's house "Ivy Bank" now called "Long Acre" in Cley.
1922-48 lived with family in Whittlesey spending summer holidays in Cley.
1933-37 Educated at Haileybury, Hertfordshire.
1937 Worked at C. Upcher architects office in Norwich.
1939 Called-up for service in Royal Signals Northern Command until 1941.
1941-42 Posted to Northern Ireland.
1942 Went to Iraq.
1943 Sent to India then transferred to Burmese Frontier Imphal Headquarters 4th Corps Signals. Completed a cast number of sketches whilst in Far east. It was at this time, whilst in the Burmese campaign, that patrick developed an interest in philately.
1946 Returned to England and C. Upcher's office in Norwich. Started painting seriously. Bicycled from Norwich to Cley every weekend.
1948 Norwich Art School studied architecture. After 3 years took the R.I.B.A. exam but failed due to mathematics. Painted in Norwich for 2 years.
1953 Took an art teacher's diploma. Failed due to clay modelling! Moved to Cley to live with aunt at "Umtata", worked as a sailing instructor and opened his own gallery "The Studio". Continued painting.
1960 Worked in architects office in Norwich and kept his gallery in Cley.
1965 Married Valerie Blooman.
1967 Daughter Jane Helen Louise born.
1970 Daughter Frances Hannah born.
1990 Wrote book - Postmarks of Japanese Occupied Malaya.
1992 Awarded a Silver Certificate at Philitex '92 New York.
1994 Died at The Studio, Cley.

Irish Watercolour Association, Dublin.
Walker Art Gallery, Bond Street, London.
Royal Society of British Artists.
Society of Marine Painters.
Assembly Rooms, Norwich.
Yearly at Fermoy Gallery Festivals, Kings Lynn.
Painted various murals in Norwich.

Far Eastern philately,
Wild fowling,
Living from the land (fishing, organic gardening).

Loves: East Anglia, the Far East, cats, walking and cycling.
Hates: unsympathetic development.