Paul Horton


Paul Horton

Born 1958, Harborne, Birmingham.

"Looking back on my childhood it seems I was always drawing and painting, I think it was my destiny to become an artist. By the mid-seventies I was taking my art very seriously and studied Life Drawing and History of Art at Bournville School of Art, I also began exhibiting my work at regular intervals. I was awarded a Certficate of Merit in 1976 by the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists which gave me my first critical acclaim and in a strange way seemed to seal my fate adding to my determination and desire to become a professional artist.

My early work was in a different style to what you see today and I would describe myself as a figurative artist. Growing up in the industrial heartlands of Birmingham during the sixties and seventies has given me so many memories to draw upon, it has also given me my identity and working class ethic which has had a profound influence on my work to the present day. A major breakthrough occured in 2001 when I was first published by Washington Green, which saw my new style of work launched to over 200 galleries across the UK, quickly followed by my first tour “Homes & Hearts”.

The feedback I get from my collectors has become a really important aspect of my artistic development, and although my tours are hard work, it means so much to me to find out why people are enjoying my paintings so much, and also what my art means to them in relation to their own experiences in life."