Paul Vousden artist at the Aubrey Art Gallery

The Aubrey Art Gallery

Paul Vousden

Paul Vousden trained as a sculptor and silversmith at Colchester School of Art and Birmingham Polytechnic, when he was twice received the Johnson Matthey award for design. In 2011 Paul concentrated on drawing and painting in Acrylic, particularly figurative work and cityscapes, and has developed a distinctive style abstracting form through colour and light suggestive of his sculptural background.

He paints regularly from life models and his distinctive style led to successful solo exhibitions in 2012 and 2013, entitled 'Life and Landscape' and 'Life in a Red Chair'. Paul is a member and exhibitor at the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists' winning the Rosemary Brushes Prize at the SEAW 2013 closed exhibition and in 2013 was elected to membership of Suffolk Art Society. He works from his studio in Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Paul's current works are based on studies of Cafe culture from trips to Southern France and Italy, where the sunlight, peeling coloured stucco and sun bleached shutters provide a vibrant background to the street life unfolding before us. Memories of warm days, coffee, wine, Gauloise and chatter fall from the canvas.