Paul Swailes


Contemporary Sea and Landscape Artist

Paul Swailes is a local artist who enjoys making images which celebrate our area’s natural environment.  His work is well known locally as he is an established member of Fortythree, Ilfracombe’s Artisan co-operative and a regular supporter of Art Trail.

Paul works mainly in acrylic and draws on his background as a Geographer to create his images which highlight the dynamic nature of our seas and skies.  His work focuses on movement and power and his self-taught technique of mark making with a variety of objects aim to capture a moment in time.

As well as his framed original paintings and box canvases Paul enjoys painting his work on a variety of three dimensional objects:  Russian dolls in the form of seagulls and puffins, wooden boxes and other up-cycled objects such as vases, clocks and bowls depicting stormy seas and cloudy skies.

For more information on his work including original paintings, commissions. limited edition prints and greetings cards please contact Paul.

Venue 29




On street near by


10 Montpelier Terrace
EX34 9HR

Selected works

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Phone:  01271 866075

Mobile:  07860 944018