Patrick Troughton studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art specializing in architecture. In 2001 he was appointed artist-in residence at Canterbury Cathedral. He has since trained to be a printmaker at UCLAN and regularly contributes to exhibitions with Blackburn Artists’ Society at Blackburn Museum and the Howarth Art Gallery, Accrington.
Until recently, he volunteered at a charity called Stubby Lee Community Greenhouses near Bacup, where those with mental health issues take part in horticultural activities. He was artist in residence there and enjoyed drawing in the Victorian greenhouses whilst others were gardening and working on environmental projects.
In March 2015, he moved to Clitheroe and is now based at the Ribble Valley Art Studios.