Background Information

Paul has been an artist for over 20 years. He is self-taught and specialises in wax drawings, oils and acrylic paintings. He lives and works in South London.
His aims are to reflect on people, their memories and their environment in a meaningful, fun and accessible manner. He has exhibited widely in a range of different venues around London.
He also teaches aspects of Community Arts at Birkbeck and Goldsmiths Colleges, University of London.

Group Shows

He has shown at a range of gallery, community and business spaces in London, including:

Battersea Arts Centre (1985)
The Dental Surgery, City of London (2002)
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge (1997-8) - The Art Supermarket
Houses of Parliament(1997)
HMP Brixton (1993)
London Arts Cafe, Clerkenwell (1996)
Marks and Spencers, Marylebone (1996)
Mary Huggins Centre, Lambeth NHS Trust (1998)
McKay Beer Solicitors, Chalk Farm (2000)
National Trust, Sutton House, Hackney (2001)
New Academy Gallery, Fitzrovia (1996)
Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park (1992)
Royal Festival Hall, Waterloo (1988/90 and 91) - The South Bank Picture Show
Prize winner 1990

Solo Exhibitions

Earlsfield Library Gallery, London (1987) 'Irish Wax'.
Images of rural Ireland reflecting a summer tour.

The Gallery, Battersea District Library, London (1990) 'London in Wax'.
A guided tour of the capital using original drawings and poems.
(Grant aided by Wandsworth Arts)

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London (1991) 'Summer in Wax'.
A pictorial skit on summer holidays here and abroad.

Greenwich Theatre, London (1992) 'Assorted Wax'.
A collection of scenes of people and places.

Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-upon-Trent (1994) 'Burton-upon-Wax'.
Commissioned by the centre to celebrate their third anniversary.
Humorous scenes of the brewery town. (Grant aided by West Midland Arts)

Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London (1995) 'Wax Profiles'.
An exhibition on the theme of people and the situations they find themselves in using original drawings and poems. (Grant aided by Wandsworth Arts)

Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham, London (1998) 'Oil, Wax, Wood and Carpet'.
A varied selection of colourful and humorous pieces.

Homerton Hospital, Hackney, London (2000-1) 'Mini Showcase'
A six month exhibition in the health and cancer information centre.

Barnet Hospital, Barnet. 2003-4
A collection of 14 paintings was loaned then sold to the hospital, to decorate this newly built hospital and for the opening visit of the Princess Royal.

Wandsworth Museum. 2004
'Spaces of Leisure'. An exhibition of local scenes inspired by the photographs in the museum's collection of places of leisure.


Company Collections

Baumann Fabrics Ltd, London
Morgan Grenfell, London
Marston, Thompson and Evershed Ltd, Burton-upon-Trent


Public Collections

Barnet Hospital
Central Middlesex Hospital, Acton, London
Civic Society, Burton-upon-Trent
East Staffordshire District Council
Gordon Street Surgery, Burton-upon-Trent
Hammersmith Hospital, London
Homerton Hospital, Hackney, London
Museum of London
National Secular Society, Bloomsbury, London
Newham General Hospital
Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow
Paintings In Hospitals, The Sheridan Russell Gallery, Marylebone, london
St Faith's School, Wandsworth, London
St George's Hospital, Tooting, London
St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London
Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, London


Private Collections

My work can be found at home and abroad.


Recent Art Projects and Commissions

Amy Johnson Primary School, Sutton. 1999. (Millenium 'Aviation' Mural Project)
Central Middlesex Hospital, London. 1999-2000. ('Virtual Reality' Project)
Homerton, Hospital, London. 2001-2. ('Hackney Central' project)
Northwick Park Hopsital, Harrow. 2002. ('Life and Locality' Project)
Homerton Hospital Ante-Natal Unit, London. 2002-3. ('Fun and Games' Project)
Whipps Cross Hospital Maternity Unit, London. 2002-3. ('Walthamstow Market' Project)
Whipps Cross Hospital Centenary Project (2003-4)
Newham General Hospital ('Global Village' 2006-7)