Paul picked up a paintbrush for the first time in 2012 and hasn’t stopped painting since. Paul lives in Surrey, England with his wife and daughter. When he’s not creating art, Paul helps people to realise the simplicity of living a more inspired, peaceful and fulfilling life. For more information: www.paul-lock.com
“I continually strive to balance the freedom of colour and mark making with creating an engaging image. I feel excited and challenged by the process and boundaries of creating.”
I am engrossed in a world of colour and shape. I study images for hours and I begin what feels like a rollercoaster of excitement, frustration and elation.
I spend time just observing, in silence. What seem to be mistakes underpin something new and fresh that become part of the painting. There is always a new colour, knife or brush stroke that excites me.
With portraits, I want to convey a likeness but I also want to create a painting. A painting that recognises the form and essence of the person while containing something of me, the painter. Ironically, the obstacle in achieving this, is me. I am the obstacle and I am the painter.
It is only when I stand back and observe what has been created without knowing that I created it, that I am in some way satisfied.”