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Paul Brotherton

Manchester, UK

About the Artist

Paul Brotherton is a contemporary painter from Manchester, now based in Cheshire (England, UK). 


Themed sets of acrylic paintings on canvass from his current Fusion and Abstract Expressionist Design series have been installed in curated art-gallery exhibitions in Manchester, Cheshire, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, London (UK), Galway (Ireland), Berlin (Germany), Paphos (Cyprus), Chelsea (Manhattan, NYC USA) and Vico del Gargano, Bologna (Italy).

Following foundation studies at Sheffield School of Art, Paul qualified with a B.A.(Honours) degree in graphic design from the Wolverhampton School of Art.

Due to the UK economic turmoil of the 1970's, he initially had difficulty establishing a career in art and design. After working for a hotel group and travelling the world working for British Airways, Paul then enjoyed a successful
fifteen year career as a freelance graphic artist, graphic designer and corporate design, business consultant.


In January 2000 he re-focussed his studio-practice towards contemporary painting and drawing. Exhibiting since 2001, Paul's abstract, semi-abstract and figurative artworks have been installed in more than 50 solo and group art-gallery exhibitions. Paul's work has been extensively published on-line and in print. His original artworks have been acquired for numerous private collections.

In 2005 - 2006, Paul commuted to London to study part-time at the IOE UCL (University of London), reading postgraduate Art and Design in Education. Paul has also been awarded with two teaching certificates and he has worked as a freelance post-16 Art Lecturer and drawing, painting tutor since 2003.

Paul's teaching, talks, lecturing and inclusive educational initiatives include projects for:-  Castle Park Arts Centre (Cheshire), Turnpike Gallery (Wigan Leisure , Culture Trust), Rochdale Art Gallery (Touchstones), Start Arts Project (Manchester), Arc (Stockport), Whitworth Art Gallery (University of Manchester),
Cornaro Institute (Larnaca), Cyprus College of Art (Lempa) and Manchester Art Gallery.


Contrasting the chaos and calm observed within natural and urban environments,

themes in my work also explore human interaction, introspection and connectivity,

set within the contexts of globalisation and technological development. Referencing

my earlier design training and the Pop-art movement, my studio based research

includes ongoing semiotic investigations through drawing and design projects.

These inform the inclusion of symbolic, graphic motifs, within my contemporary

abstract paintings, creating a fusion of colour, mood and style.

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