Paul Askew Chef and Commissioned bronze flying pig statue

Chef Paul Askew The Art School

The Art School I was commissioned by The Caterer Magazine to shoot a set of portraits of Paul Askew, the Chef Patron of Liverpool’s fine dining restaurant, The Art School. Known for its gastronomic excellence, it is now approaching its 10 year anniversary. The restaurant, based in the city’s Georgian quarter, is in a building that was originally an art school. With interiors that are a visual delight, playing homage to artist and artisans, it’s the perfect backdrop to their amazing menu. […]


Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Finalist

2023 Competition I am so delighted and to be honest can’t quiet believe that I have been announced as a finalist in the Pink Lady Food Photography Competition 2023. For those who aren’t familiar with the competition it is termed as ‘The worlds leading celebration of the art of food photography and film’. With over 20 categories, they have entries submitted from 96 countries. I have been chosen as a finalist in the Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture category.  The award ceremony will be in London in […]

Cools blues and pinks sunset from the beach next to Southport pier Merseyside, north west UK coast beach, with reflections and shadows of the pier in the water under the pier

A Southport Pier Evening

Over the years I have photographed this pier a great deal. I love its imposing structure and the fact that it mainly stands on sand rather than being submerged in water. Yes, the tide in Southport does come in twice a day, but it always makes a very rapid retreat back the safety of deeper waters. Sadly there are no lapping waves on the shore here. But combined with a leisurely walk to watch some of the amazing sunsets we […]

Purple and pinks sunset on Ainsdale beach north west coast England showing the sand dunes and grasses

Turner’s Painterly Skys

The beauty of the sunsets in Southport, do make me feel very lucky. The fact that I can leave my house and within minutes be viewing the vast horizon, still feels very special.  The evening these photographs were taken, the sky was changing by the minute. From oranges, to pinks and purples, with a range of both subtle and vivid colours. It was spectacular and definitely a night to sit, appreciate and exhale.

Food Photography by Patricia Niland for Waitrose Weekend Magazine article featuring so-lo restaurant in Aughton

Food Photography Featured In Waitrose Weekend Magazine

Food Photography for Tim Allen’s sō-lō restaurant new menu Nov, 2022 As the cost of living crisis becomes our norm’. Waitrose Weekend magazine produced an article, which cover restaurants that are creating delicious food at prices that aren’t costing the earth. Photographs were taken at sō-lō in Aughton and highlighted their new winter lunch me. These were featured as an example of quality dining for a new era. 

The Caterer magazine article featuring chef Tim Allen from so-lo restaurant in Aughton Lancashire. Photography Patricia Niland

Photo-shoot For The Caterer Magazine

Food Photography and Chef Portraits for Tim Allen’s new sō-lō restaurant Mar, 2022 I was lucky enough to be commissioned by The Caterer magazine for an article they were writing about chef Tim Allen. I was shooting at Tim’s new restaurant in Aughton, Lancashire. After a prestigious career where he has worked for others and achieved Michelin Stars, this is his first solo venture. An exciting challenge where Tim can now truly flex his creativity. The photo-shoot covered his new food […]

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