Paul Brotherton (BA Hons: Visual Artist; painting)















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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, leaving to run his own successful graphic design business. He was also recruited into senior design management roles for leading below-the-line design & advertising agencies and gained four years consultancy experience, representing the High-technology Care division of Initial (BET / Rentokil Initial plc) working in new business development of blue-chip corporate accounts.


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.




Paul’s 2012 exhibition in New York….three of Paul’s “Abstract Expressionist Design” canvasses were selected for the international collective exhibition “Degrees of Abstraction” at Agora Gallery (Chelsea, NYC) see video (3 minutes in) of Paul interviewed at the Opening;


Paul’s Agora Gallery artist page link: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Paul_Brotherton.aspx


Paul’s 2013 exhibition at EAGL Gallery in Berlin....four of Paul’s abstract canvasses were selected for the EAGL (European Artists Going Live) international collective art exhibition “quadriART 2013” which was held at the EAGL Gallery, Berlin, Germany; http://www.eaglberlin.de/

Paul wins an award in Italy....Trevisan International Art invited Paul to exhibit in the 2013 international collective exhibition; Rassegna Internazionale D’Arte Contemporanea “San Valentino” in Vico del Gargano, Italy. Paul was presented with the ‘Encomio all’artista’ Award. Paul is a published and listed TIA artist; http://trevisan-international-art.com/artists.html





© (Above) detail from “Trees with magenta sky” (mixed media); first exhibited at Garry Olson Gallery, 2012