Paul Swailes

Seascape and landscape acrylic paintings

Paul enjoys painting the seas, skies, and landscapes of the local area.  He works in acrylic and mixed media on paper, canvas and upcycled objects to capture its unique and dynamic nature.  He is known locally for his regular exhibitions and more recently as a co-owner and an exhibiting artist of The Pier Gallery on the quay in Ilfracombe. Since leaving teaching ten years ago he has devoted much of his time to exploring North Devon’s environments and painting its many and varied wild landscapes.  “I love the challenge of capturing the remarkable forces of nature at work shaping our region, especially the Atlantic breakers and the windswept rolling moors which have always fascinated me.”  Paul never tires of portraying the different seasons and moods he observes and has put together several collections and exhibitions of his original paintings together with limited edition prints, posters and greetings cards etc. which celebrate the local environment.   He will feature his new collection entitled “The Power of the Sea” in Art Trail 2024 and once again this sees him turn to the wild coast with its ever-changing seas and weather for his inspiration.

Venue 33




On street close by


10 Montpeilier Terrace
EX34 9HR

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Phone:      07860 944 018