Artist Profile - Paul Powis

From Ragged Stone (acrylic on board framed 140 x 98cm) Sold
From Ragged Stone (acrylic on board framed 140 x 98cm) Sold

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Biography
Artist Statement

From Ragged Stone (acrylic on board framed 140 x 98cm) Sold Castlemorton (acrylic on board 56 x 132cm framed) £2000 plus delivery Teme Valley Spring (acrylic on board 98 x 139cm framed)  £3000 plus delivery Castlemorton Autumn (acrylic on board 78 x 78cm framed)  £950 plus delivery
Towards Ledbury I (acrylic on board framed 140 x 98cm) Sold Teme Valley III (acrylic on board 78 x 78cm framed) Sold Summer Teme Valley (acrylic on board 98 x 139cm framed)  £3000 plus delivery St Ann's Well  (acrylic on canvas unframed 70 x 70cm) £895 plus delivery
Castlemorton (acrylic on board framed) Sold Sold Towards Upton(acrylic on board framed 140 x 98cm) £3000 plus delivery Lane I (acrylic on board 98 x 98cm framed)  £2000 plus delivery
Golden Valley II (acrylic on board 56 x 132cm framed) £2000 plus delivery Teme Valley II (acrylic on board 140 x 98cm framed) £3000 plus delivery Blue Landscape (acrylic on board 98 x 139cm framed)  £3000 plus delivery (1) Lane II (acrylic on board 98 x 98cm framed)  £2000 plus delivery

Biography

Paul began his art training at the Birmingham College of Art and Design, studying for a Foundation in Art and Design between 1968-69. He then went on to study at Portsmouth Polytechnic, gaining a BA Hons in Fine Art in 1973. Principally training as an abstract artist Paul became interested in landscape when he moved from London to Worcestershire. He has exhibited extensively and has built up an enviable international reputation as a landscape painter. Exhibiting across the country at prestigious venues including the Mall Galleries, The Royal College of Art, and the Royal Festival Hall, London. Paul's work has also appeared at municipal museums and art galleries throughout the UK as well as America. His painting, Rape, appeared in an advert for VW, achieving worldwide recognition and being exhibited in the Museum of Modern Illustration in New York. His work has also been shown in the Best Of British Illustration exhibition for the last ten years. A collection of his original acrylics was also recently displayed at the Halcyon Gallery's Art In Miniature exhibition. His paintings have been published in over twenty books in the last five years and he is a regular contributor to magazines such as Artist & Illustrator. Paul's work is predominantly about subjective colour and vibrant mark-making, which are used in both an abstract and representational way.Paul lives in Worcester with his artist wife Sara Hayward.


Artist Statement

This exhibition features paintings based on views of the landscape of Worcestershire and Herefordshire painted in the early morning and late afternoon in order to capture long shadows raking over fields and hills. Although the paintings are representational they lean towards abstraction using constructional spatial devices and subjective colour to describe space.