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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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U.A. Summer Exhibition at The Pie Factory, Margate

I’m exhibiting this month at the United Society of Artists’ Summer Exhibition at The Pie Factory, Margate from the Friday 17th to Wednesday 28th June.

The Pie Factory gallery is located at 5 Broad Street, Margate CT9 1EW.

The exhibition covers an exciting and eclectic mix of artistic media with styles ranging from representational to abstraction and conceptual by members of the U.A. whose range of approaches include figurative, impressionist and expressionist amongst many others.

I have four entries in the exhibition and these are primarily en plein air paintings that I painted during trips to Thanet, such as these two examples here.  There will also be a selection of my original watercolour paintings.

Viking Bay, Broadstairs.  Oil en plein air. £450. BUY NOW

Margate Harbour. Oil en plein air. £450. BUY NOW

There’s really something for everyone at the U.A. Summer Exhibition so I thoroughly recommend a visit.  Hope to see you there!


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In the news…

I’m in the news! The Kentish Express (Romney Marsh) has a feature on my painting, In the Shadows, being shortlisted for the prestigious David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s (DWSF) Artist of the Year Award.

In the Shadows by Paul Apps U.A.

The article, by Rachel Wood, is on page 22 and explains all about the competition which will be judged on the 27th June at The Mall Galleries, London.

The feature details the background to the painting and how the wildlife of Africa inspires me.  It includes photo of the painting and even one of yours truly!

I’m keeping my fingers crossed as to the result but, regardless, I’m delighted to support the good work of the DWSF in supporting endangered African and Asian wildlife.

I’ll keep you all updated as to my progress in the competition!

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A date for your diary… Summer Open Weekend

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

Summer Open Weekend!

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 for a fun weekend!

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 or by signing up at the gallery.  Prior registrations will automatically be invited to attend the preview evening reception.

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

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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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