Humour is a powerful emotion, as is nostalgia, and it is these elements that strike you first when looking at a Paul Robinson painting. As an observer of people and everyday life his paintings have an intelligible feature with an engaging narrative that is further enhanced by his titles.
Paul’s paintings often feature people and dogs, big skies, stormy seas, green fields, idyllic villages, and people going about their daily lives, mostly now in the popular county of Norfolk where its wide-open skies have inspired poets, artists and writers. Paul delights in portraying people in everyday landscapes and situations with rich humour. Shades of Lowry and Helen Bradley perhaps, but in his own distinct style with his strong colour palette that is instantly recognisable.
Paul was born in Penrith, Cumbria and studied at Carlisle College of Art before moving to London where he became a successful illustrator, working for leading publications such as the Sunday Times and Radio Times. In 1999 he upped sticks once more and moved to Norfolk, and to a completely different environment, the antithesis of his London cityscapes, but an inspirational one. It was a dramatic change from his London life, but one to fuel his imagination, and he has revelled in it ever since. However, Paul cannot escape his fascination with the hustle and bustle of London and continues to paint subjects of well-known places and architecture in the same theme.
His work is highly collectable and can be found in private, corporate and public collections.
Nowhere to go, nothing to do, but stroll by the sea; just me and you.