Inspired by wilderness areas, Nottingham artist Paul Dyson strives to capture the atmosphere of the environment and the beauty of wildlife through his favoured medium of watercolour enhanced with white gouache. Watercolour allows him flexibility to achieve maximum creativity with both loose and fine techniques which he is constantly evolving to keep the style fresh.
First hand reference from the wild is a priority to be able to create unique art. Meticulous observation and research have always been a passion, taking him to many beautiful and remote areas of the world. Watching tigers in India, trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda and climbing over 20,000 feet in the Himalayas in search of Snow Leopards. Recent trips to Borneo, Madagascar and Pakistan were fruitful and refreshed the sketch books with new ideas and creative inspiration. Closer to home he explores the local landscapes for inspiration and loves to paint British wildlife.
Paul has already received considerable public recognition through national exhibitions and has won numerous awards. He is also in great demand for public speaking programmes and group presentations on Art and Travel Adventures and can be seen working at various exhibitions throughout the year. Paul has over 100 limited edition prints published, has worked on three worldwide art books, and cards & calendars for organisations such as the RSPB & Wildlife Trust. Through his work, Paul is able to contribute towards animal and environmental conservation.
Meet Paul at Living Crafts at Hatfield House 6 - 9 May 2021