Category Archives: Originals

New Paintings

As the weather has been so variable of late and with the summer now behind us, I’ve been working a lot in my studio at home.

I have a huge array of photographs that I can use as sources materials when painting in the studio and I can just lock myself away, put my music on and get on with painting.

It’s wonderful!

Here a couple of my new paintings – I do hope you like them!

Corn Rolls across the Marshes. 4″ x 12″ oil on board. £375.

RH&DR Dr Syn at Botolph’s Crossing. 8″ x 10″ oil on board. £450

Skies across the Channel 4″ x 12″ oil on board. £375

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Demo Evening – Watercolour Sunsets

On Thursday 21st September I held another of my monthly demo evenings at my gallery in Hythe.  The topic the time around were sunset in watercolour.

As usual, it was a fun and informative evening, well attended by both beginners and those who had used watercolour before.  Watercolour is great for creating sunsets as the warm tones of the sunset can be easily blended together while the paint is still wet to create really natural looking, beautiful sunsets.

Sunset at Pedlinge.  Watercolour. £275 Framed

During the evening I worked on two paintings simultaneously, moving between them to give the paint a chance to dry.  The first one, is of a sunset over Pedlinge, near Hythe and the second is of the iconic Martello towers at Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe.  I was very happy with how they turned out!

Sunset behind he Martello towers. Watercolour. £275 Framed.

The next demonstration evening will be on the Thursday 12th October and the topic will be a zebra foal in acrylics.  For more details and to book your place see my website.

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New Wildlife Painting

I have been so busy over the summer painting en plein air or focussing on local landscapes and waterscapes that I feel that I have neglected a little my wildlife paintings!

That being so, I turned to one of my favourite subjects – the big cats – and painted this beautiful image of a cheetah.  Caught in the moment when she first spots her prey in the distance,  you can almost sense the tension in her long, lean body as she scents the air.

Prey Ahead! Oil on board. 16″ x 12″ £1,200. BUY NOW

Cheetahs are such beautiful cats, strong and agile, yet also curiously vulnerable, they really are the most iconic and little understood of all the big cats.

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Commission – Italianate Garden

Commissions are important to artists.  Not only are they a validation of your art, as people have chosen you and your work specifically, they provide an opportunity to really create a painting that is deeply personal to the client.

That being so, I was pleased to be able to be commissioned recently to paint a beautiful Italianate garden, not my usual subject of dogs, pets and people but an enjoyable challenge nonetheless!

Garden Loggia by Paul Apps (private commission).

The cool of the shady loggia and the inviting waters of the pool contrasts so well with the vibrant blue of the sky and acid green of the hedging.  It really gives a sense of the lazy heat of a Mediterranean afternoon.

The painting was commissioned by a friend of mine who was delighted with the result!

If you would like to commission an original painting, either for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, please contact the gallery to discuss your requirements.

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Demo Evening – Folkestone Harbour in Oils

I recently held another of my popular monthly demo evenings at my gallery.  This time the subject matter was Folkestone Harbour and the medium was oils.

The evening was huge fun and very well attended.  All the participants had a good time and picked up lots of handy hints and tips to increase their knowledge of painting in oils.

This is the painting that I started during the demo evening, which I took home and completed in my studio.  The title is Marooned at Low Tide and, once dry, it will be available for sale in the gallery and on my website.

Marooned at Low Tide. 12″ x 16″ Oil on canvas board. £850. BUY NOW

The next demo evening is on Thursday 21st September where I will be demonstrating how to paint a warm sunset in watercolour.

Spaces are filling up fast so book now to reserve your space!

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Summer Exhibition & Sale Day

Summer Exhibition & Sale Day – Saturday 19th August

Come along on Saturday 19th August to the Exhibition and Sale of the paintings from the book ‘Lakes, Rivers and Streams in Acrylic’ at my gallery at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe!

Water, in all it’s variations, is the subject matter of the exhibition and there are paintings depicting local scenes of the Romney Marsh as well as from Scotland and the USA.  There really is something for every taste!

All the paintings in the exhibition are available to reserve/purchase at a fixed price of £850 and are beautifully presented in a handcrafted and painted wood frame individually created for that painting.

Swallows on the Romney Marsh£850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

There will also be a wide range of original paintings, prints, signed books, gifts and art materials.  Hope to see you there!

Highland Falls.  £850 Acrylic on board 16″ x 12″”

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New Studio & New Paintings

In order to make more room at the gallery to display my work, I’ve slowly been moving all my painting gear from it’s old position just in front of the gallery window.

Instead, I’ve relocated my paints, easel and canvases to my new studio, in my garage!

The new studio is still very much a work in progress, as I’m having to adapt it to suit my needs, but I’m finding it very liberating as it allows me to concentrate entirely on painting.

I’m not distracted by the hustle and bustle of the gallery and the all temptations to waste time that Hythe can offer!

Sunset over Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe.  28″ x 20″. Oil on canvas. £1,950. BUY NOW

I’ve produced some work that I’m really delighted with since relocating there.  I’ve been focussing in particular on the magnificent sunsets, cloud formations over the sea and local scenes such as these ones here.

Summer Fun at Sunny Sands. 8″ x 10″. Oil on canvas board. £450. BUY NOW

Skies over Dymchurch Bay. 12″ x 12″ Oil on board. £600. BUY NOW

Dymchurch Sands Sunset. 12″ x 16″ Oil on canvas board. £850. BUY NOW

Dymchurch Sands Sunrise. 12″ x 12″ Oil on board. £600. BUY NOW

More details on the new studio to follow as it slowly comes together!

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Summer Open Weekend: Exhibition Preview

Preview Evening – Friday 18th August

I’m delighted to invite you to attend the preview of a one-off exhibition of my paintings at my gallery at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe!

The evening begins at 6.30pm and wine and nibbles will be served.

River Thames and Tower Bridge. £850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

This is the first that all of the paintings from my very successful book Lakes, Rivers and Streams in Acrylic (2015) have all been exhibited together and, as you can see, water, in all it’s variations, is the subject matter!

There are paintings depicting local scenes of the Romney Marsh as well as from Scotland and the USA.  There really is something for every taste!

All the paintings in the exhibition are available to reserve/purchase at a fixed price and are beautifully presented in a handcrafted and painted wood frame individually created for that painting.

Swallows on the Romney Marsh£850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

You can register your interest in attending by emailing  paulappsfineart@icloud.com with the title ‘Preview Evening’ or via the contact page on the gallery website.

Or, if you’re local to Hythe, why not pop along during the evening?

Hope to see you there!

Highland Falls.  £850 Acrylic on board 16″ x 12″”

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Reminder for your diary – Summer Open Weekend

Just a quick reminder that our fabulous Summer Open Weekend will be held at my gallery at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe gallery on the 19th-20th August!

Russell Gardens, Kersney Abbey£850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

Friday 18th August, 6.30 to 9.15pm – Preview and Evening Reception

Join me for drinks on the evening to preview the paintings.

Saturday 19th August, 10am to 5pm – Sale Day

All the exhibition paintings will be sold in a handmade frame for a fixed price of £850!

Lake Farmhouse. £850 Acrylic on board 16″ x 12″”

Prior interest in the event can be registered in advance by emailing paulappsfineart@icloud.com with the title ‘Summer Open Evening’ or via the contact page on the gallery website.

Prior registrations will automatically be invited to attend the preview evening reception.  It’ll be a fun event so I hope to see you there!

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Summer Open Weekend

Summer Open Weekend!

River Thames and Tower Bridge. £850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

To celebrate summer I’m holding an Open Weekend at my gallery, Paul Apps Fine Art, at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe and would like to invite you to join me!

The occasion is to showcase the 24 paintings that I created for my very successful book Lakes, Rivers and Streams in Acrylic which published in 2015 by Search Press.

Water, in all its many variations from mighty rivers to babbling brooks, is the subject matter and the paintings include local scenes from the Romney Marsh as well as from across the UK, alongside scenes from further afield including the USA and Scotland.

Swallows on the Romney Marsh£850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

Invitation Preview Evening and Reception: Friday 19th August, 6.30 to 9.15pm

Join me for drinks on the evening before the sale day to preview the showcase paintings.  You will be able to secure your favourite painting before the sale begins!

Sale Open Day: Saturday 20th August, 10am to 5pm

Come in and meet me and see the stunning range of paintings in the gallery. Alongside the showcased artwork there is a good selection of original oil and watercolour paintings, prints, art books, gifts, cards and artist’s materials.

This is the first time the paintings have been released and each painting is a one-off original.  Each painting will be sold at a fixed price of £850!!

The paintings, each sized at 12″ x 16″, will be sold framed.

Prior interest in the event can be registered in advance by emailing paulappsfineart@icloud.com with the title ‘Summer Open Evening’ or via the contact page on the gallery website.

Prior registrations will automatically be invited to attend the preview evening reception.  Hope to see you there!

Highland Falls.  £850 Acrylic on board 16″ x 12″”

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