ABOUT PAUL

Born in 1952, I spent most of my childhood growing up in a village in the Kent countryside. Drawing was part of my life from a very early age so it was no surprise that I eventually found myself at Camberwell Art School and life as I now know it really began.

I began exhibiting in 1977 while working with Editions Alecto on two publishing projects:”A Voyage Round Great Britain”, a co-publication with the Tate Gallery, and as editor for Egerton-Williams Studio on “Banks’ Florilegium”, a co-publication with The British Museum of Natural History. In 1980 I exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery in “A New Look at British Portraiture” and began accepting commissions for portraits.

I was a finalist in The National Portrait Gallery’s Annual Portrait Awards from 1980 to 1993. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition has selected my work fairly regularly since 1988, and other exhibitions have included “Portraits for the 80’s”, “The Human Figure, Not Necessarily Nude” and “Picturing People, British Figurative Art since 1945”. I was elected to membership of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1994, and went on to become President in 1999.

COMMISSIONS

PRICE GUIDE

Oil
12 x 10 inches £7,500
20 x 16 inches £8,500
24 x 20 inches £9,500
30 x 25 inches £12,000
36 x 28 inches £15,000
40 x 30 inches £17,000
50 x 40 inches £18,000
60 x 40 inches £20,000

Drawing
from 12 x 10 inches From £1,800

This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Expenses such as frame, travel & accommodation  are not included. For groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.

METHOD OF WORKING

I need about four sittings for an oil painting and am very happy to travel to my sitters. I am currently not registered for VAT.

EXHIBITIONS

  • 1977 Began exhibiting paintings and worked with Editions Alecto on two publishing projects: “A Voyage Round Great Britain”, a co-publication with The Tate Gallery, and as editor for Egerton-Williams Studio on “Banks’ Florilegium”, a CO-publication with Electo Historical Editions and the British Museum of Natural History.
  • 1978 – 80 Exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery in “A New Look at British Portraiture”. Began accepting commissions for portraits.
  • 1981 – 94 Continued exhibiting at The National Portrait Gallery’s Annual Portraits Awards until 1994, receiving a Special Commendation in 1983. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition has selected work almost annually since 1988. Other exhibitions for this period have included “Portraits for the 80’s”, “The Human Figure, Not Necessarily Nude” and “Picturing People, British Figurative Art since 1945”, a British Council Touring Exhibition. The triptych of Lord Morris, exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery’s “Portrait Award 1992”, was purchased by The Museums and Galleries Commission for the Government Art Collection.
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