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Paul Talbot-Greaves ©2017
I am a landscape painter and I work in watercolour and acrylic. My work reflects the rugged scenery of the landscape, either in the context of wild places or in the nature of the South Pennine landscape where I live. I draw my inspiration from the remains of the pre-industrial era where crumbling enclosure walls and ancient pastures still survive. It is this or the open mountain and moorland terrain that inspires me to explore the spirit of historical connections using layers of colour, texture, shapes and patterns applied with energy and feeling.
Throughout my painting life I have been made a Companion of the International Guild of Artists, an Associate of the British Watercolour Society, a Professional Associate and advisory panellist of the SAA, president of the Halifax Art Society, as well as an advisory panellist for Artists and Illustrators magazine. I have exhibited with the RI in London and have twice been selected for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. In 2013 my painting was awarded 'Best in Show' at Holmfirth Artweek and In 2017 I won ‘The Artist’ award and the ‘Canson’ award at Patchings art festival with my painting, ‘A Pennine Winter.’
I write for The Artist magazine and have four practical art books published to date- 'Watercolour for starters' (D&C - 2004), '30 Minute Landscapes' (Walter Foster, USA - 2008), '30 Minute Landscapes in Watercolour' (Harper Collins - 2009) and 'Landscapes in Watercolour' (Crowood Press - 2009). Other books I have contributed towards are; 'Watercolour layer-by-layer' (Walter Foster, USA), 101 Top techniques (D&C), Complete Watercolour (Quarto Press). I have been teaching and demonstrating watercolour and acrylic painting for twenty years.