I am a self taught artist and have always had an interest in art. As a child if I was sitting I was usually drawing or colouring. It is only in latter years, when the children were flying the nest, that I began painting in earnest, developing my own style by practice and play, never quite knowing what the finished result will be.
I work mainly from sketches, using a variety of media including watercolour, oils and mixed media, to depict the surrounding countryside and its flora and fauna. I also enjoy using materials and paper collage to create stitched textiles. I have exhibited with Crichel Fine Arts and have also in the past had work accepted for the Southampton City Art Gallery Open Exhibition and Salisbury Arts Centre exhibitions. I have worked on many private commissions including the production of an illustrated Millennium Map Board for West Parley Parish Council and have created artwork for clients on behalf of Gazelle Design. I was fortunate to receive an award for creativity in the PEDAS 2011 Open Exhibition at the Gallery Upstairs, Poole and received a Highly Commended for textile artwork in the 2013 Salisbury Artcare Open Exhibition. I previously worked as an Art Tutor throughout Dorset for the Adult Education Service, tutoring pupils in the skills of watercolour painting. I have also tutored at the Kingcombe Centre in west Dorset. I moved back to Salisbury three years ago and now run the Valley Art Group at South Newton. I am interested in the history of art and hold a First Class Honours degree in Humanities with Art History. I also hold a Level 2 City and Guilds Certificate in Machine Stitched Textiles. email: email@example.com
Now retired, British artist Paul Ryder has lived in Salisbury for 20 years. He is self taught and is equally ‘at home’ with acrylics, oils, watercolours and pen and ink. His paintings display versatility covering land and seascapes, architecture, portraits and still life, all with a focus on detail. His work is inspired by architecture, natural beauty and intrigue of his surroundings. Salisbury local scenes for example include the splendour of Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge, plus an adaptation of Malmesbury House in the Close. As a keen traveller, Paul has spent many summers in France where these regular trips have inspired many of his paintings. Equally he has a fascination for, and enjoys portrait painting. The broad extent of Paul’s work can be seen on his website: www.paulryderfineart.co.uk
If you are interested in buying a picture or print please contact Paul direct at Home: 01722 504907 Mob: 07818 423188
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