About Paul Hollingsworth

Paul undertook extensive studies of oil painting, the techniques and creative aspects for seven years. He currently paints predominantly abstract works.

Paul likes to work  on high quality Belgian linen canvas using the most appropriate professional grounds and painting mediums albeit for some subjects and techniques archival quality board is preferred as the support. He uses only professional-grade specialist oil paints selected carefully from colourmen Michael Harding (UK), Jacques Blockx (Belgium), Pip Seymour (UK) and Robert Gamblin (USA). For specialist techniques, and when working with rare pigments, Paul also prepares his own paints – hand ground in his studio in the traditional manner – from dry pigments and oils selected to control colour and drying time.

Paul has published articles in the specialist magazine ‘Oil Painting’. He has shown his work at the University of Birmingham and held a solo show at the Hal Cultuur, Burg, Bruges in September 2017 where he displayed 70 oil paintings. His key painting at the Bruges exhibition was ‘Red Polder’ which is featured in the blog.

Paul’s painting Jack-of-Spades was shortlisted for the London Royal Academy’s 2019 Summer Exhibition but not subsequently selected for hanging. An article on the painting appears in the blog.