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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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!
After I delivered my paintings to The Pie Factory Gallery for the U.A. Summer exhibition on Thursday, I treated myself to an afternoon’s en plain air painting in Thanet.
The weather was wonderfully warm as I set my easel up at Botany Bay, Broadstairs and there were plenty of people out and about relaxing on the sands, splashing around in the water and generally enjoying the glorious weather.
Botany Bay, Broadstairs – Oil En Plein Air 15.06.17 #1. £450.
Botany Bay, Broadstairs – Oil En Plein Air 15.06.17 #2. Oil plain air. £650
I painted two scenes of day-trippers on the sands which really give a sense of the heat of the day with the warm tones of the sand contrasting with the cool blues the sky and sea.
With the chalk cliffs and the windbreakers in the foreground these paintings are lovely images of an English summer’s day at the Kent coast!
The paintings are still drying but will be available for sale shortly. If you’d like to reserve the painting please email me.
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!
Alongside my recent foray into watercolour I’m still regularly out and about painting en plein air in oils now that the summer is well and truly here. I do so enjoy taking my bike Priscilla and getting out onto the beautiful Romney Marsh.
St Mary’s Road. Oil en plein air. 10″ x 8″. £450. BUY NOW
I try to go out at least once a week and not to let bad weather get in the way, as you can see from this painting of Marine Walk Street, Hythe, which was painted as I sheltered from a heavy downpour!
Marine Walk Street, Hythe. Oil en plein air. 10″ x 8″. £450. BUY NOW
These are some of my most recent en plein air paintings. I do hope you enjoy them!
Last Light at Burmarsh. Oil en plein air. 10″ x 8″. £450. BUY NOW
Lower Sands at Low Tide. Oil en plein air. 8″ x 10″. £450. BUY NOW
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!
I really enjoy teaching painting at my classes and demonstrations and, with this painting called Evening Glow over Dymchurch Bay, I recorded on video how I created the painting and posted it on my channel on You Tube. This is now available to view. The painting itself is still drying but will be available to purchase shortly at £450. I do hope you enjoy the video! I’d appreciate hearing your feedback.
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As it’s now springtime, I’d thought I’d celebrate with a special offer on a one-off, original oil painting! This painting, of three little piglets chasing across a farmyard, is so full of joie de vivre that it seemed the ideal choice that perfectly compliments the change in the season. I do so enjoy painting piglets, they are just so mischievous and have such endearing characters.
The painting was £850. For a limited time only it’s £600. BUY NOW
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Although winter often has a sting in it’s tail, the weather is usually fairly mild here on the south-East Kent coast. Cloudy skies and rain are usually the norm. A couple of weeks ago though, a sudden drop in temperature was accompanied by snow – the first in four years! This was an unexpected surprise and allowed me the opportunity to get out in the field and paint snow, one of my favourite subjects. Accompanied by my friend Rod Major I headed out to Hothfield Common and had an enjoyable day painting a small series of En Plein Air landscapes of the freshly fallen snow. I love the way that the snow reflects the winter sunlight and how it muffles and distorts sound, creating a mood of stillness and calm that’s all it’s own. The snow only lasted 24 hours before it melted away but I feel that these paintings capture the fragile beauty of an English winter.
Hothfield Common #3
Oil on canvas board 8″ x 10″
Framed £450 BUY NOW