‘I have been painting and exhibiting my work for more than 30 years and still enjoy working with a range of media and subject matter.
I have developed a free and expressive style of working with oils using a knife over an under painting of acrylics. My still life paintings are particularly bold and colourful having paid particular attention to the set up in the studio often including
flamboyant flowers and drapes. These recent paintings of cakes have been a fun and refreshing challenge.
Over many years I have explored a range of subject matter including landscapes inspired by the footpaths of rural Essex or the coast near where I live in Harwich. My mixed media work using acrylic and paper collage has recently been inspired by travels to Japan and European cities as well as subjects closer to home of interiors and landscape. Sometimes more abstract in style the collage work shows a keen desire for experimentation and development. My connection with Japan has particularly inspired my work while providing opportunities for exhibiting and building a following in that country.’
Sylvia Paul studied painting at Colchester School of Art and Hockerill College of Education. She exhibits widely across the UK including galleries in Scotland, Brighton and Bristol. Residing in East Anglia for most of her life she has been a regular exhibitor for nearly thirty years in the region.
She has held two solo exhibitions in Japan and in 2013 at her exhibition at Gallery Sakura, Nagoaka, 36 paintings were sold in three days.
Other successes include being accepted for open exhibitions with The RA Summer Exhibition, The Pastel Society, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Laing Landscape Exhibition and The Royal Institute of Water Colour Artists.
Two of Sylvia’s paintings are in the Norwich Union Art Collection and her work is in many private collections in the UK and abroad.
Sylvia continues to demonstrate to art clubs and is has inspired many people with her painting workshops.