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Paul Brotherton (BA Hons: Visual Artist; painting)

 

 

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Degrees of Abstraction: ”Fusing together an appreciation for crisp graphic elements with emotional freedom, Paul Brotherton has created a style he calls “Abstract Expressionist Design,” which draws on influences from Pop Art, 20th century British abstract artists and the emergence of graphic design in popular culture. Brotherton’s highly disciplined and aesthetically inspired investigative process layers the explosive, textural marks of a palette knife over thin, liquid drips and linear grid work. Frequently returning to a vibrant mix of bright orange, crimson, aqua blues and white, Brotherton applies the clear, unblended hues of his acrylic paints to the canvas in decisive movements, striking the surface directly with a sense of immediacy”

Agora Gallery, New York USA (February 2012) Press Release, Agora Gallery website

 

Portfolio: selected artworks....

 

© (below) detail from “Central Library Manchester” (pen, ink & wash); first exhibited at Blyth Gallery Manchester, 2002

 

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© (Below) detail from “The Essex Serpent” (watercolour); first exhibited at Blyth Gallery Manchester, 2001

 

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© (Above) detail from “Shopping on Brompton Road” (watercolour); first exhibited at Blyth Gallery Manchester, 2001

© (Below) detail from “Cafe, Brompton Road” (watercolour study); first exhibited at Blyth Gallery Manchester, 2001

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© (Above) detail from “Lunchtime, Leicester Square” (ink & wash); first exhibited at Blyth Gallery Manchester, 2001

© (Below) detail from “Reflections 1” (mixed media); first exhibited at Castle Park Arts Centre, 2008

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© (Above) detail from “Red hills, Greece 1” (mixed media); first exhibited at Blyth Gallery Manchester, 2004

© (Below) detail from “First snow 1” (acrylic); first exhibited at the Lennox Gallery London, 2005

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© (Above) detail from “Orange hills” (mixed media); first exhibited at Garry Olson Gallery, 2012

© (Below) detail from “Pennington Flash” (watercolour sketch); first exhibited at Garry Olson Gallery, 2012

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© (Above) detail from “Path over the ridge 1” (ink & watercolour); first exhibited at Garry Olson Gallery, 2012

© (Below) “Landscape in green, yellow and red” (acrylic); first exhibited at Lennox Gallery London, 2005

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© (Above) detail from “Pink Hills 1” (acrylic) first exhibited at Blyth Gallery Manchester, 2006

© (Below) detail from “Farm at Anaxos 4” (ink & watercolour) first exhibited at Garry Olson Gallery, 2012

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© (Above) detail from “Study of trees 1” (ink & watercolour); first exhibited at Garry Olson Gallery, 2012

© (Below) detail from “Citizens 1” (acrylic on canvass); from the “Citizens” series of 6 paintings (2013)

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© (Above) detail from triptych “A space in the sun” (renamed, acrylic); first exhibited at Castle Park Arts Centre, 2008

© (Below) detail from “The City (5)” (acrylic on canvass); first exhibited at Victoria Mill Arts Centre, 2011

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© (Above) detail from “The City (6)” (acrylic on canvass); first exhibited at Victoria Mill Arts Centre, 2011

© (Below) detail from “Forest 1” (acrylic on canvass); first exhibited at Castle Park Arts Centre, 2008

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© (Above) detail from “The City 2” (acrylic on canvass); first exhibited at Castle Park Arts Centre, 2008

© (Below) detail from “Civilization 1” (acrylic on canvass); first exhibited at Castle Park Arts Centre, 2008

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© (Above) detail from “Civilization 2” (acrylic on canvass) first exhibited at Castle Park Arts Centre, 2008

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© (Above) detail from “The City 8” (oils & acrylic on canvass); 2013

© (Below) detail from “Africa 13” (acrylic on canvass); 2013

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“.....visitors have admired your paintings, with their fluid brushwork and

bold colours. Together, the two distinct collections, have formed a spectacular show.”

Denise Thornton (28thNovember 2006) Director, Blyth Gallery Manchester

 

Paul’s original paintings and drawings are held in private collections throughout England and in Scotland, Wales, France and Italy.

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