Paul Hirst

Paul Hirst is a contemporary fine art painter whose work is about the local Derbyshire landscape. Rather than simply depicting a picture postcard scene of the landscape Paul's aims are to convey a sense of being in the landscape through the use of colour, texture and expressive brushstrokes.

The paintings are influenced by his experiences whilst walking in Derbyshire and observing the way the landscape has been formed by nature and man.

Paul works from colour sketches made out in the landscape and photographs, these are then studied prior to starting the painting to stimulate his memories and experiences, the paintings are then made purely from these remembered elements.

Paul graduated from Derby university gaining a first class degree in Fine Art. He is currently undertaking a year long residency at Harrington Mill Studios in Long Eaton. The residency is sponsored by Erewash Borough Council in conjunction with the University of Derby. As part of the residency Paul will be providing art workshops to some of the local schools in Long Eaton.

Harrington Mill is one of the regions finest artist studios, housing 18 contemporary artists who have exhibited throughout the country and internationally.

Paul is currently creating a new collection of work commissioned by The Cavendish Decorative and Fine Art Society. Some of this work was exhibited in the Dome at Buxton and the complete collection will be exhibited at the University of Derby in April 2009.

Paul's work wil also be exhibited at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, the Derby Dance Centre and the Pride Art Gallery over the next few months.

For details please visit his website www.paulhirstart.co.uk or his blog site www.paulhirst.blogspot.com Alternatively you can contact Paul on 01774 826414 / Mob. 07840 891533 or

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About Paul Hirst

Paul Hirst is a contemporary fine art painter whose work is about the local Derbyshire landscape. Rather than simply depicting a picture postcard scene of the landscape Paul's aims are to convey a sense of being in the landscape through the use of colour, texture and expressive brushstrokes.