Paul Geraghty

Paul Geraghty

St.Ives, United Kingdom

About Paul Geraghty

Born Warrington, Cheshire in 1954. Lived in Durham, Stoke on Trent, London, Shrewsbury and now settled in St.Ives, Cornwall.Paul is the Director of The National Acrylic Painters Association and an associate member of the Penwith Society of Artists. "For many years I painted solely in oils, experimenting with abstraction and using colour to "push and pull", whilst retaining a strong landscape content within the painting. When I moved to Cornwall in 1997, my fascination with the Penwith coast led me to turn towards the sea for inspiration. The ever-changing weather conditions and lighting effects, combined with the raw energy of the Atlantic have provided me with an enormous range of artistic possibilities. Although my present work is representational, I feel there are still elements of abstraction in the compositions. Acrylic is now my preferred medium. The modern "heavy body" acrylics are as versatile as traditional oil paints (if not more so). Strong colours, permanence, a wide range of glazes, emulsions and additives, for opacity, transparency and texture and its quick-drying qualities make it an ideal medium for my work." Paul's paintings can be found in collections in England , Scotland , Italy and USA .

Education

Warrington School of Art. Foundation. 1973-75.North Staffordshire Polytechnic. BA.Hons Fine Art. 1975-78.Goldsmiths College, University of London. Post Graduate. 1982-83.

Events

One Man Shows;
"Postcards from St.Ives". Gateway Gallery, Shrewsbury.
"Sea and Sky". St.Ives Town Library.
"Time and Tide". St.Ives Town Library.
"Sea Changes". Waterside Gallery, St.Ives

Exhibitions

Group exhibitions at;
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery
Goldsmiths Gallery, South London.
Horniman Museum, London.
Burslem Town Hall, Stoke on Trent.
Chase Art Gallery, Newquay.
St David's Hall, Cardiff.
Mariner's Gallery, St Ives
Falmouth Municiple Art Gallery
Ratthaus Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
Penwith gallery, St Ives
Cube 3 Gallery, Plymouth
La Figura, Windsor
Ludlow Art Gallery, Shropshire
Obsidian Gallery, Buckinghamshire
Williamson Gallery, Birkenhead, Wirral
Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby
Wonderwall Gallery, Cirencester.