Category Archives: Shows

DSWF- Wildlife Artist of the Year competition 2017

” In the Shadows”
  It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce to all my collectors and friends from around the world that my painting called ” In the Shadows has been juried into the final of the Wildlife Artist of the Year competition, being run by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
  It, along with the other finalists will be on show at the famous Mall Galleries in London between Tuesday 27th June until Sunday 2nd July.
30 % of the sale of this painting will go towards wildlife conservation needs.
It has been a few years since I have entered this competition and its nice to be back in the final and the show once more. I so look forward to seeing all my many friends again at the preview evening in June. – please sign up for my free newsletter
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SAA show – creating my entry, part 4

This is the concluding part of my short video detailing the creation of the painting of guinea fowl which I hope to enter into the forthcoming SAA show to be held at Gloucester. I hope you enjoy.  I’ll let you all know whether the painting is accepted as soon as I know, wish me luck!

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SAA show – creating my entry, part 3

This is part three of my short video about the entry that I’m hoping will be exhibited at the forthcoming SAA show at the Nature in Art Museum, Gloucester.  I really enjoyed painting the guinea fowl and I hope you’ve enjoyed the seeing the creative process so far!

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SAA show – creating my entry, part 2

This is the second part of my video showing how I created the entry I hope to submit for the forthcoming SAA show at the Nature in Art Museum, Gloucester.  Enjoy!

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SAA Show – Creating my entry, part 1

I’m hoping to show a painting in the forthcoming Society of Animal Artists show to be held at the Nature in Art Museum, Gloucester.  This is the first time the SAA have held a show in Britain so I’m really pleased to be a part of it.  I’ve created a short video outlining the progress of my entry, a painting of guinea fowl, that I hope you all enjoy!

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Grand Opening – Paul Apps Fine Art Gallery

On Friday evening at 7pm all the hard work for the past two months came together, and the gallery that I and others have worked so hard to create was finally and most enjoyably opened officially, by the Rt Hon Michael Howard, Lord Howard of Lympne and Lady Sandra Howard.


Rt Hon Lord and Lady Howard of Lympne, Catherine, and myself at the grand opening of Paul Apps Fine Art Gallery in Hythe.



Friends and guests during the evening


Our Lord Mayor Cllr Michael Lyons, a great supporter


Discussing my large Lion painting  ‘Luangwa Courtship’ with his Lordship


Lord Howard saying some warm and very kind words in his opening speech.

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Hey and where would we be without toasting all that good sentiment and best wishes for the future.



That ribbon did not want to cut, scissors were blunt, but perseverance won the day_MG_8388 _MG_8407


And finally the ribbon succumbed and my gallery was officially opened. _MG_8421 _MG_8422 Our Lord Mayor, Cllr Michael Lyons had some lovely things to say in his speech, and so great to enjoy his support for my gallery and for art in Hythe as well.

So many lovely best wishes from my guests._MG_8443

Catherine who had worked so hard along with my Mother, Sister, Son Barnaby, Elizabeth, Andrea and our MC Mr Steven Warwick, who seemed to have avoided most of the photos.


My Sister Lynn working hard. _MG_8464

Yours truly fielding some questions._MG_8471

Arh! There he is Mr Steven Warwick, professional Toastmaster and MC, and an all round great guy. If you have a function call for his services – find a link on my website, you will not regret it.


Elizabeth – such a lovely and supportive friend and collector, who along with many others made this event one that will be remembered and talked favourably about._MG_8477

A word for my kind and generous landlord Mr Vernon Morris and his lovely wife Annie. He has been so generous and supportive in making this gallery happen. Heaps of updating and remodelling had to happen, and he made sure that it did… Thanks Vernon and Annie….._MG_8485

Just more of my guests._MG_8489

One from outside the gallery. It was packed inside, a warming sight and great to see all these people enjoying the originals on offer from myself, Catherine and my step daughter Sam Harvey


In conclusion I had a great time, as did all those who attended. For those who could not for many reasons I hope that you can find your way to the gallery and see my artwork on display in these lovely new surroundings.

I must once again thank my distinguished guests:

Lord and lady Howard of Lympne

Mayor of Hythe Cllr Michael Lyons

Toastmaster Mr Steven Warwick.

Also to my family and friends who pitched in cooking, cleaning, sorting and making sure that I was were I was meant to be, saying what I should be saying, when it all mattered.

So finally to all of those guests who made it and were sharing this evening with us.

Thank you……. Here’s to many years of happy trading in ‘Paul Apps Fine Art’ Gallery.

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New Show hanging in my studio

I said that I would be updating you all on my studio and what is happening.

Well here goes…

I have been getting ready to hang a new showing of my paintings… Many of my canine images have been scattered and on show elsewhere for a couple of years. I now have them back all together, some have been printed in the past and will soon be reprinted. Others were illustrations within my last book, learn to paint dogs and puppies from Search Press.


Coupled with these images I have selected a few of my sporting countryside images in support. They work well together. I have also received a few of my very special African images that I am very proud of. I might find room to add a couple as well.

So I really hope that during the next few weeks, you might wish to pop into my studio in Hythe, pop in and have a chat, see what I am working on right now and see the treat I have arranged upon my wall for your pleasure. If you wish it call me and let me know your are coming by.

the studio is to be found at

Paul Apps Fine Art Studio, 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe, Kent CT21 4AG.. Open to the public and collectors 10am to 5pm Fridays and Saturdays…. Or by special appointment for  private viewings.


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Update – Studio

Well, the move from Saltwood to Lower Sands has taken a very long time to sort and to some degree recover from…. If indeed we ever fully recover with so many new things to think of alter and put our own stamp upon.

It has taken its great toll on my time and efforts as an artist since last September. The Studio too has suffered, and to a point been neglected. So now the boxes are but few, and although many things still remain to be done, the desire to get my painting schedule back on track now is overwhelming.IMG_9743-5

So the few small studies that I have managed have not quenched the need in anyway. Yet have been satisfying in there making. So now winter is turning to spring and the weather is showing signs of warming once more, I am eager to concentrate on my painting again.

The studio has also come under my radar once more and I shall be saying more on that very soon.

In the meantime I will hopefully be posting more work here and letting you all know what is going on with Paul Apps Fine Art….

Certainly I have made a start, I have posted 4 new workshops in July and September in 2015. I do hope that I will see some familiar faces attending. Other years have truly been fun and enjoyable for all attending.




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Equus at the Mine Gallery


A new show being held at the Mine Gallery in Carshalton in Surrey. Saturday 18th May until Saturday 15th of June 2013.

This new show will feature 4 of my paintings and one from my wife Catherine’s among many other equine artists living within the UK.

I shall be exhibiting three of my Zebra images and one race horse portrait. Catherine is showing a painting of a pair of fighting Zebra in watercolour.

Waterhole Panic Oil on Canvas 20 x 36


Private view: 6-8pm Friday 17 May 2013 in Gallery 01

Open to public:  10am Saturday 18 May 2013

Closes:  4pm on Saturday 15 June 2013

Exhibition catalogue: Available to download during show


10am until 5pm: Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Late night from 10am until 8pm: Thursday

10am until 4pm: Saturday and Sunday

Closed: Wednesday

>Contact Andrew at [mine] on 020 8647 1800


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Scarlet Beauty Wins Presidents Choice Award at the FAS Spring Show.


I went to the opening of the Folkestone Art Societies Spring show preview evening with Catherine tonight. I had three images in the show. One of them I was delighted to find out had been awarded the Presidents Choice Award…

A fantastic surprise and thank you, a very nice accolade to have..

Scarlet Beauty an 18 x 35 oil on canvas

The Folkestone Art Society Spring show opens to the public tomorrow and will be open until the 26/7th May


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