About the Artist

Born in Glasgow in 1981, Paul's talent was recognised early when at the age of twelve he won the competition to design the Edinburgh Festival Fringe poster.

He went on to graduate from Edinburgh College of Art in 2004 and took the risky decision to become a full-time painter, with his own his studio in the Merchant City.

Much of his work has been inspired by the city, depicting a narrative between the people and their surroundings, His paintings are strongly connected to his own life and experience but also the lives of the strangers he encounters on a daily basis.

“We all have these histories which one day will be lost. I bring together drawings and photographs to create paintings that depict a narrative of the interaction people have with their surroundings.”

The last year has been extremely busy, with Paul producing four major solo shows and taking part in several group shows, as well as taking private commissions, with more in the pipeline. He is also available  for art demonstrations and is booked in  to take part in next year's programme at the Whitehouse Art Studio in Argyll, rated one of the UK's top five art holidays.

 

AWARDS
The Presidents Award, Glasgow Art Club Winter Show
Braewell Gallery Exhibition Award, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley Museum
Aspect Prize, (Aspect Prize Finalist) 2009
RGI (RGI Kelly Gallery Exhibition Award)
2009 RGI (David Cargill Award) 2010

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EXHIBITIONS

2017

Three major solo shows:
Venice, inspired by a trip to the Biennale, at the Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

Coastal, sights and scenes inspired by Glasgow and the Clyde, at Smithy Gallery, Blanefield

Heads Or Tales, studies of dogs, at Bar Gandolfi, Glasgow

2016

one major solo show
A Night At The Dogs, a stag night at the Shawfield Racing Stadium, Leiper Fine Art, Glasgow

Paul was also proud to take part in group shows, at the invitation of Contemporary Fine Art Eton at the Affordable Art Fairs in Battersea and Glasgow, and at the Paisley Art Institute and the Glasgow Art Club

2015
Solo Show at The Leith Gallery Edinburgh, also group shows at the Paisley Arts Institute and Thompsons Gallery, London

2014
Decade, a solo show celebrating the first ten years, at the Leiper gallery, Glasgow, also taking part in The Winter Exhibition (Re-opening Exhibition) at the Glasgow Art Club, Group 13, T.S Eliot Exhibition Union Gallery Edinburgh and The Clyde, at Clydebank Museum

2013
Transportations, Solo Show, The Glasgow Art Club
Group 13, Haiku Exhibition, The Glasgow Art Club
Group Show The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
The Paisley Arts Institute
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
Art Exposure Gallery

2012
Group Show, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Scottish Artists Show Stafford Fine Art Wimbledon, London
The Royal Glasgow Institute
The Paisley Arts Institute

2011
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
Art Exposure Gallery,
The Kennedy Brothers, 20/20 Art Edinburgh
The Kennedy Brothers, The Glasgow Art Club
House for An Art Lover Solo Show
'The River Runs Through It' Group Show Kelvingrove Art Galleries
Paisley Art Institute - Paisley Museum 2010
'Riverside Reflections' solo show Mansfield Park Gallery
'East Campbell Street' Group Show, The Glasgow Art Club
'An Urban Narrative' solo show RGI Kelly Gallery Royal Glasgow Institute

2009
Aspect Prize, Paisley Museum, Fleming collection London
Royal Glasgow Institute

2008
Scottish Artists Exhibition, Thompsons Gallery, Marlybone, London,
Young Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Eastwood Park Theatre Gallery
Royal Glasgow Institute

2007
Royal Glasgow Institute
Progressive Retro, solo exhibition, Impact Arts
The Floating Gallery, Falkirk Wheel In Print
Glasgow Print Studios Paisley Art Institute, Paisley Museum
Tales of Glasgow, solo exhibition, Pentagon Galleries

2006
Interpretations, solo exhibition, Impact Arts
The Floating Gallery, Falkirk Wheel
Keep Right, Solo Exhibition, Glasgow Print Studios
Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute