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Paul Alcock

Paul Alcock, renowned for his landscapes and town images is leading this painting week in Barcelona.

Paul loves to paint ‘plein air’ but he equally loves to teach and encourage his students in a relaxed way.

Paul lives and works in Southend on Sea, Essex where he's enjoys a successful career as an artist and popular tutor with 15 years teaching experience. After completing his foundation studies in Art and Design at Southend College of Art; a degree in Fine Art – Painting followed at Camberwell School of Art, completed in 1986. Since then Paul has practiced as an Artist, exhibiting in a range of exhibitions in London and the south east. Paul has also completed several commissions in recent years for organisations including Sept NHS trust, South Essex Homes and London Gateway.

Paul won the best work in exhibition at the Essex Open Exhibition in 2011. In 2012 he was chosen to paint live with the BBC during their coverage of the Queens Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, where he painted as the Pageant unfolded in the rain from the spectacular vantage point of Millennium Bridge. That year he was also short listed in the Artist and Illustrator magazines Artist of the year competition. In 2014 Paul's work was featured on the cover and in an article in the Society of all Artists “Paint” Magazine. Paul is now a regular contributor to Leisure Painter magazine.

The main body of Paul's work is executed in oil. The sheer joy of painting and drawing the beauty of the world around him, from direct observation, provides the drive behind his work. Sketching has also been an important part of Paul's working process and has allowed him the freedom to make spontaneous studies from many different locations.

Paul works from a wide range of subjects and believes in following his instincts when it comes to choosing themes. He particularly enjoys subjects with an interaction of contrasting elements, such as the man made and the natural world, and the play of light, colour, rhythm and movement are important factors influencing his choices.

If you'd like to see more examples of Paul's please have a look at his website, blog or Facebook page.

Course details

Paul is running a course in Barcelona in 2017 "Beguiling Barcelona"

Course date: 31st May 2017

For more information about this course please see our sister website for more details and information.

Paul Alcock is leading this painting week in Barcelona. Paul loves to paint but he equally loves to teach.

There will be 6 days of painting and sketching during this 7 night stay with Paul and Painting in Europe around different locations in Barcelona, we will be visiting the stunning Gaudi church and looking at other beautiful architecture, the impressive Dali museum in Figueres is an optional extra as it is a day trip (ticket not included) and other beautiful sites.

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Gallery of Paintings

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