Paul West

Paul West

London, London, United Kingdom

About Paul West

Born in Dorset I create bold, gestural landscape paintings and charcoal drawings.

A visit to Northumberland in the early 90’s came like a thunder bolt of inspiration resulting in annual art pilgrimages as the furrowed horizons and huge skies, the mystery of woodlands and solitary trees are key to firing my imagination. I strive to record the rugged terrain of the countryside in my landscapes whilst allowing a looseness in my style to give my paintings an energy.

I Developed my style through observing the countryside while walking, forging emotional connections with the land recording the balance of quiet spaces mixed with frenetic energy. This is reflected in my mark making in a signature ‘impasto’ interaction of paint on canvas or hard board, with a fluid use of vibrant colour - balanced with a more studied, graphic mark making for my charcoal drawings.

One of my commissions caught the eye of TV’s Kate Humble. As a result, I was interviewed as an inspiration for her “Thinking On My Feet” book (published in 2018 by Octopus Publishing Group). This in turn led to Kate inviting me to create the book front cover, end papers and inside plates.

Education

BA Hons Graphic Design LCP

Exhibitions

The Other Art Fair,
Victoria House,
Bloomsbury, London
(October 2019)

The Other Art Fair,
Kings Cross,
London (July 2019)

The Other Art Fair,
Truman Brewery,
London
(March 2019)

The Other Art Fair,
Victoria House,
Bloomsbury, London
(October 2018)

Roy's People Art Fair
12 - 15 April 2018
Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf
London SE1 9PH

'Far From The Madding Crowd'
Contemporary landscape Art Auction
Exhibition 13 - 15 February 2018
Auction 15 February 2018
Menier Gallery, London, SE1 1RU

New Artist Fair
Sept. 8, 2017 - Sept. 10, 2017
The Old Truman Brewery, London

The Other Art Fair
Oct. 5, 2017 - Oct. 8, 2016
The Old Truman Brewery, London

New Northumberland
April 28 - June 9
The Old School Gallery
Foxton Road
Alnmouth
Northumberland NE66 3NH

The Other Art Fair
30 March - 2 April 2017
Victoria House, Southampton Row, London WC1A 2QP

Talented Art Fair
17 - 19 March 2017
The Old Truman Brewery, London

The Other Art Fair
Oct. 6, 2016 - Oct. 9, 2016
The Old Truman Brewery, London

New Artist Fair
Sept. 9, 2016 - Sept. 12, 2016
The Old Truman Brewery, London

HIVE15. November 20-22 2015
Venue: Harrogate International Visual Arts Expo 2015
Exhibiting "Silent Voices" etching editions and charcoals in a group exhibition.

Urban vs Rural. March 5, 2015 - March 15, 2015
Venue: Brick Lane Gallery - The Annexe, 93-95 Sclater Street, london E1 6HR
Exhibiting rural paintings and urban/rural charcoal landscapes in this group exhibition.


Art Finder Pop-Up. Oct. 3, 2014 - Oct. 5, 2014
Venue: Artfinder Pop Up, Blackall Studios, Shoreditch, London
A revolutionary new way to interact with art.
I was one of 12 artists exhibiting work.

Into The Frame — A synthetic interaction
Jan. 29, 2014 - Feb. 5, 2014
Venue: Red Gallery, 1 - 3 Rivington Street London EC2A 3DT
“Into the Frame” is a synesthetic installation which invites you to explore and feel (by touching and listening) a completely new creative 3D dimension, based on one of my paintings - "Wave".