Paul Swailes

Venue 6

Paul’s artwork may be familiar to many North Devon residents from his local exhibitions and regular appearances at local Art and Craft markets. For the past twenty five years he has also illustrated the Berrynarbor village magazine. Three years ago when he retired from his position as Assistant Head Teacher at The Ilfracombe Academy he began to concentrate on acrylic and mixed work.  Paul said “I decided with more time on my hands I would get back to painting the natural landscape, especially big seas and even bigger skies.”  He did not have far to look for inspiration and has now put together six collections of original paintings and limited edition prints based on our local environment.   His latest collection entitled “Western Approaches” once again sees him turn to the sea for inspiration.

The Crow Road

Mixed media on Board. This is part of the Sand Dunes and Salty Air collection, 2016.

The remains of the American Road which runs through Braunton Burrows down to Crow Point.  Heavy summer rain leave the potholes full of earth-red water.



Atlantic Breakers I

Mixed media on paper.  This painting is part of the Western Approaches collection, 2017

As the tide ebbs the last remnants of an Atlantic storm hit an empty Woolacombe beach.



Paul will be exhibiting at The Carlton Hotel during the Art Trail or you can contact him by email, details below.

address: The Carlton Hotel, Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8AR