Paul Brotherton (BA Hons) Visual Artist; painting (England)
Paul’s exhibitions include: Agora Gallery (New York), EAGL (Berlin), Chase Contemporary Art Exhibitions (Royal College of Art London), Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Galleria De’ Marchi (Bologna), ‘San Valentino’ (Puglia Italy), Portico Library & Gallery (Manchester)…
Paul is a professional Visual Artist (painting), based in Manchester, England. His current series of “Abstract Expressionist Design” canvasses have been widely exhibited internationally. Previously a Graphic Designer, Paul is also a freelance post-16 Art Lecturer and his teaching includes projects for; Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester), Cyprus College of Art (Cornaro Institute) and Manchester Art Gallery. Paul has shown in more than forty exhibitions, which include art galleries in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy and the USA.
© (Above) detail from “Recurring insights 6” (acrylic on canvass; 2013)
Art & Design education & training
· Cyprus College of Art; awarded ASET Post-16 Teaching Award (Art and Design)
· University of London, IOE; studied postgraduate ‘Art and Design in Education’
· City College Manchester; awarded C&G Certificate in Further Education Teaching
· University of Wolverhampton; awarded BA Honours degree in Graphic Design
· Sheffield School of Art & Design; completed Foundation Studies in Art & Design
Background and influences
After graduating and gaining early experience with a leisure group, Paul travelled the world extensively for four years, whilst working for British Airways. After leaving to run his own successful graphic design business for five years, he was recruited into senior design management roles for prestigious design & advertising agencies, before representing a division of Rentokil Initial plc for four years, working in new business development.
Paul returned intensively to drawing in 1999, painting professionally from January 2000, with his first solo show in 2001. Although his work is informed by his initial art & design education and design career background, he has also been influenced by more recent postgraduate studies in London. His painting style, subjects and studio practice methodologies have also been inspired by wide experience of travel, by landscapes, cities, books and films, as well as artists that include; Kandinsky, Saryan, Morandi, Hopper, Jasper Johns, Pollock, Rothko, Hans Hofmann, de Kooning and Slana.
© detail from “Dawn at Lake Kariba” (mixed media drawing); first shown at Lennox Gallery London, 2002
(from references recorded on location during the artist’s visit to Spurwing Island, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe in 1999)
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