About

Paul Vousden
Paul trained as a sculptor and silversmith at Colchester School of Art and Birmingham Polytechnic, when he consecutively received the Johnson Matthey award for design, of a Coffee Urn and for a Gavel and Block. The latter was made up and resides in Goldsmiths Hall.

In 2011 Paul concentrated on drawing and painting in Acrylic, particularly figurative work and cityscapes, and developed a distinctive style abstracting form through colour and light suggestive of his sculptural background.

Paul draws regularly from life models and his distinctive style led to successful solo exhibitions in 2012 and 2013, entitled 'Life and Landscape' and 'Life in a Red Chair'.

As a member and exhibitor at the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists’ Paul was awarded the Rosemary Brushes Prize at the SEAW 2013 closed exhibition.

In 2013 Paul was elected to membership of Suffolk Art Society.

Paul's work based on studies of Cafe culture from trips to Southern France and Italy featured in a solo Exhibition at the Aubrey Gallery in 2016.

Paul was Artist in Residence for Suffolk MIND at Quay Place, Ipswich. (2016 to 2017) which culminated in a solo exhibition of the Years sketch books and over 40 paintings with a piece bought for the Houses of Parliament.

This led to a number of articles being written and published in Paint magazine on figure study and figure composition.

Paul has recently developed his methods of painting in oils and his canvases are taking on a much richer and diverse atmosphere, whilst retaining his customary narrative interpretation of his surroundings.