Category Archives: Originals

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 19th August, 6.30 to 9.15pm – Preview and Evening Reception

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

Saturday 20th 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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New en plein air paintings

Summer is now and full swing and, this year, we’ve had good weather (so far!).  It’s great to have the long evenings, I can paint until the light fades at around 9-9.30pm and there’s been some amazing sunsets to capture on canvas!

I’ve been taking full advantage of the long sunny days and getting out as much as I can to paint en plein air.

On Monday, I was out in Folkestone painting all day. I love Folkestone’s mix of holidaymakers, historic quarter and commercial harbour.

Here are some of my latest paintings I do hope you like them!

On the Sands at Folkestone by Paul Apps U.A.  (Oil en plein air)

Little Mermaid at Folkestone by Paul Apps U.A. (Oil en plein air)

Towards the Cliffs at Folkestone by Paul Apps U.A. (Oil en plein air)

Once fully dry, these paintings will be available to purchase at the gallery.

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En plein air workshop – Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe

On Sunday 16th July there was another of my very enjoyable en plein air day workshops!

This month’s workshop was at the atmospheric Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe with it’s small fishing boats beached high on the shingle against the background of the haunting and evocative Martello towers.

I was joined by a small group of fellow en plein air enthusiasts and the day was very successful.  The rain held off for us and we produced some really good work.

Here are the two paintings I created on Sunday.

Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe looking towards the Martello towers.

From Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe towards Folkestone.

Once dry, these paintings be available for purchase at my gallery.

The next en plein air workshop is on Sunday 20th August at Rye Harbour, East Sussex.

The cost of the day is £65.00 and further details are available on my website.

Spaces are limited so book now to reserve your space!

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Ink & Wash Demonstration Evening

Last night I held another of my regular monthly demonstration evenings at the gallery.  It was a great evening enjoyed by all!

The topic of this event was ink and wash, a medium which can be tricky to get right but can produce stunning results.

I completed two ink & wash drawings over the course of the evening and I was really pleased with the results.

Cornish Harbour (ink and wash) by Paul Apps

In the first one I completed, a drawing of a Cornish harbour scene, I love the contrast between the cool movement of the water against the solidity of the rocks.  A tranquil scene!

The second drawing, of tenders in a harbour, was a more spontaneous and looser. I used a matchstick to create the thick ink lines and, overall, it’s a much bolder image.

The participants said the overall effect was reminiscent of the illustrations from the original Winnie The Pooh books by the artist E. H. Shepherd!

Tenders in the Harbour (ink and wash) by Paul Apps

This ink and wash drawings will soon be available to buy via my website.

The next demo evening is on the 10th August and the topic will be Folkestone Harbour in oils.  Book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are filling up fast!

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Cornwall… so far

I’m having a great time on my painting trip to Cornwall, the weather has been kind and I’ve managed to get out painting every day.

I”ve completed 15 en plein air paintings so far this week and sold one immediately! I was painting on a nearby beach to where I’m staying and was approached by a couple who loved the painting so much that they purchased it.  I was delighted!

Sennen Cove. Oil en plein air. £450. BUY NOW

The scenery is a stunning as I remembered from my last trip and I’m really inspired by the light and the amazing views.  I’ll blog further about Cornwall on my return and show some of my new work.

Botollack Sunset.  Oil en plein air. £450. BUY NOW

The gallery remains open whilst I’m away so please pop in and see my paintings or you can sign up for my free monthly newsletter.

Catch up with you all soon!

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DSWF Artist of the Year Finalist!

I’m really pleased to have made the finals of the David Shepherd Wildlife Fund Wildlife Artist of the Year with my painting ‘In the Shadows’!

In the Shadows by Paul Apps U.A., S.A.A.

I attended the preview night on Tuesday 27th at the Mall Galleries, London and it was amazing.  There was a real buzz in the gallery and the standard of art on show was stunning.

Myself and some of the other finalist at the DSWF preview evening

If you can do go and see the exhibition, it’s incredible and for a really worthwhile cause.  It was also great to catch up with many old friends and to make new ones!

It was great, too, to meet up again with David Shepherd himself.  He’s a wonderful ambassador for wildlife conservation and an inspiration to all wildlife artists.  I’m honoured to count him as a friend.

Myself with David Shepherd

Will keep you posted on the outcome of the finals – fingers crossed!

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Painting in Cornwall

I’m off to Cornwall very shortly on a painting trip and I’m really looking forward to it!  

Botollack Mines, Cornwall (Poldark Country). 10″ x 8″ Oil on gesso panel board. £450. BUY NOW

Cornwall is one of my favourite places in the UK to paint because of it’s stunning landscape and coastline. It also has the most wonderful clear light which is just perfect for artists.

Hopefully this wonderful weather we’ve been experiencing will last and I can get out every day and make the most of my time there.

Porthcurnick Beach. 8″ x 10″ Oil on gesso panel board. £450. BUY NOW

I’ve included here some of my en plein air paintings from my last Cornwall trip.  As you can see I travelled around and got to paint lots of wonderful scenery.  I look forward to revealing my new paintings on my return!

The Lizard.  10″ x 8″ Oil on gesso panel. £450. BUY NOW

The gallery will be open as usual in my absence so if you’re in the area do pop in and have a browse or check out my website, all the current Cornwall paintings are there to view.

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St Michael’s Mount from Marion (Stormy Afternoon). 8″ x 10″ Oil on gesso panel. £450. BUY NOW

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Hythe Art Society Summer Exhibition

I’m exhibiting this year at the Hythe Art Society’s Summer Exhibition at the Tin Tabernacle in Hythe.

The exhibition runs from 8th-6th July (10-5pm) and entry is free.

There will be a varied range of subject matter in a variety of different media on display, all the work of the talented members of the Society.

Fishermen at Lower Sands, Dymchurch.  Oil on gesso board. £850. BUY NOW

RSPB Reserve, Rye. Oil on gesso board. £650. BUY NOW

I’m exhibiting three oil paintings, two of which are shown above, and I will also have a selection of my watercolours of local scenes in the browser.

Come along and support Hythe Art Society!

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Painting Workshop – 18th June

On Sunday 18th June I held another of my successful painting workshops at my gallery in Marine Walk Street, Hythe.

Myself with the completed seascape!

The subject was a seascape in either oils or acrylic and it was a friendly and fun session. Despite the heat, the day was well attended and the participants really enjoyed it.  It was great to welcome back old friends and to make new ones.

The image that we worked on was of the sea and promenade at Princes Parade, Hythe on a blustery day with the waves crashing along the shoreline, kites being flown and windsurfers bobbing over the waves.

A close-up of the seascape.

The day started with a demo by myself where I showed some hints and tips on how to really capture the characteristics of a seascape such as how best to paint breaking waves and spray.

It was then onto painting for the rest of the day apart from a break for a fish ‘n’ chip lunch.  The participants really made an excellent job of their paintings and were very happy with their efforts!

The next Sunday Painting Workshop is on 3rd September and the subject is Big Cats, one of my favourites.  The price for the day is £90 including lunch.  See my website for further details.

There are only a few spaces left so book now to reserve your place. Hope to see you there!

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