Paul Hedley British, b. 1947

Technically gifted painter and draughtsman

Paul has been painting ever since he can remember. An education based on traditional art techniques of drawing and painting, plus the influence the French artists Edgar Degas and Edouard Vuillard have influenced the development of his art works. Paul paints with compulsion, subtly influenced by his environment and daily experiences. His paintings show his incredible ability to describe figurative form in the context of good quality and interesting compositions. His brushwork is very decisive and colourful yet the effect is full of intimacy and serenity.

Successfully capturing a fleeting moment of time and the associated feeling, Paul prefers to create his art work in natural light, using sketches and photographs. The process begins with numerous preliminary sketches which eventually leads to the application of tone and colour. His drawings are produced in a 'classical' manner on a toned ground in chalks often combined with watercolour and gouache.

Elected One Man and Group Shows

The Lockshop, Camden Lock, London
Gallery 273, Queen Mary College, London
Fairfield Halls, Croydon Axis Gallery, Brighton
Fraser Carver Gallery, Thames Ditton
John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
Turrets Gallery, Barnet
Francis Iles Gallery, Rochester
Blackheath Gallery, London
Edwin Pollard Gallery, London
Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester
Priory Gallery, Cheltenham & Broadway
Nevill Gallery, Canterbury
Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh
Oakham Gallery, London
Galerie Chaye, Honfleur

Mixed Exhibitions

Royal Society of British Artists
New English Art Club
Hampstead Artist’ Council
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Southwest Academy of Arts
Camden Arts Centre
Datchet Gallery
Liberty’s Art Gallery
London Focus Gallery, Nottingham
Barry Keene Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
Cooper Fine Arts, London
Bourne Gallery, Reigate
The Marine House, Beer
Clifton Gallery, Bristol
W H Patterson, London
Walker Galleries, Harrogate
Wren Gallery, Burford
Rainer Joniskeit Gallery, Stuttgart
Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh


Paul’s work is in the collections of the London Borough of Camden, Queen Mary College Industrial Research Unit and many corporate and private collections in Britain and abroad.