About Paul

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My paintings in oil, watercolour and mixed media and drawings in charcoal and ink are expressive interpretations of familiar subjects - Still-life, landscape, the nude, ancient myths and stories.

The joy of mark making and elements of chance lead to distinctive and unusual images.

Working in the tradition of British romantic landscape painting, ( Paul is inspired by Palmer, Turner and Piper), and energised by a fresh perspective McKee’s haunting, and memory-infused, work is invested with an abstract twist – making the paintings suggestive, dream-like and full of poetry.
 
Anna Saunders, Cheltenham Poetry Festival

I have exhibited widely in the UK and have work in public and private collections at home and abroad.

I trained at Liverpool School of Art and University College London, achieving a BA Hons. Fine Art, a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and an MA in Museum Studies. I am a member of Cheltenham Group of Artists.

I have been a full-time teacher, a museum education officer, a senior exhibitions officer, a curator of fine art and an arts development officer. I am now a freelance artist and teacher and a moderator and advisor for young people's Arts Awards.

I am happy to undertake commissions and decorative schemes.

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