Sylvia Paul has been exhibiting her paintings for more than 30 years and still enjoy’s challenging and developing her creativity.
Sylvia Paul’s oil paintings are worked using a knife over an acrylic underpainting in a free and expressive style. For her landscapes, she uses small pastel sketches done in the field, as her reference in the studio. The oils are painted on MDF board and framed with a contemporary stone white colour frame.
The collages are worked in acrylic on canvas with layers of paint and paper collage, which is applied using PVA glue. She frames these with a contemporary white frame.
Landscape and still life are familiar subjects, but after visiting Japan Sylvia’s collages, in particular, are more abstract in style, and her memories are often her inspiration. The papers she uses range from handmade Japanese papers to old postcards and magazines. Sometimes the text she finds becomes a further inspiration for the painting.
Sylvia Paul has a studio in her garden at home in Dovercourt Essex.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition- 2009
Royal Institute of Water Colour Artists – 2009
East West Artist and Culture Club, Kiku Gallery, Osaka, Japan 2008,- Lennox Gallery, London 2009
East West Art Award Finalist Exhibition ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London 2010, 2011, 2012 (Best in category 2D 2012)
The Pastel Society- 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999
Society of Women Artists – 1991, 1992, 1993
Laing Landscape Exhibition Regional and London Exhibitions – 1998, 1999
Royal Institute of Oil Painters – 1999
North Peckham Civic Centre – 1978
South London Art Gallery – 1979 (Three Person)
The Haste Gallery, Ipswich – 1996, 2000, 2001
Old Fire Engine House, Ely – 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012
Snape Maltings, Suffolk – 1998, 1999, 2000
Digby Gallery, Colchester – 2004
Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham – 2005 (Two Person)
The Rochester Gallery, Devon – 2005
Craole Gallery Niigata Japan – 2011
Everyman Gallery, Chorlton, Manchester – 2012
Artist in Residence Burton Agnes Hall, Yorkshire – May 2004, June 2005
Colchester Open Studios – September 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
East West Artist and Culture Club
Norwich Union (Aviva) Headquarters