Around the world with Paul Kenton!

The acclaimed artist brings four new limited edition works for Summer 2023, showing both vibrant and relaxing atmospheres.

NY Nightfall

Paul Kenton

Paul Kenton may describe himself as a ‘country bumpkin’ who lives and works in his beloved north Devon, but he is still a man who adores travel, and the opportunities which globetrotting provides him to make his hugely impactful art. He loves travel, and absorbing the atmosphere of the most exciting and beautiful cities, but the real work happens in Paul’s incredible studio once he arrives home. Here, he discusses his new limited edition pieces created on metal, and featuring New York, Venice, Tokyo and London.

Capturing Venice

“I am fascinated by Venice at the ‘golden hour’, particularly how the warm light bounces between buildings and the canal waters, giving a sense of awe and tranquillity. In this piece, the setting sunbathes the domes of St Mark's Basilica in glowing light, the reflection of which ripples gently in the water below. Those warm yellow tones really give you a feeling of happiness.”

Tokyo Brilliance

“This piece depicts the brilliant neon-lit Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo. As the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing, I was inspired to capture the hectic movement of people, illuminated by the colourful, glittering billboards towering above.  “It’s a classic Tokyo location whose neon lights create a great atmosphere. The glow from the neon creates a happy, upbeat mood but the foreboding sky creates a great contrast.”

New York Nightfall

“I’ve always been captivated by night-time city views such as this one in New York, which inspire me to paint the transformative effects that sundown has on the urban landscape. As night falls, the Manhattan skyline comes alive with dazzling lights, which flicker and reflect off the still waters, creating a both a feeling of calm and excitement. Even though the sun has set, you get the sense that the hustle and bustle of city life continues, and I hope I’ve captured the mayhem that New York can be. “I paint New York a lot, but it’s always fresh to me because I like it so much and have a good vibe with the city, which is the key to enjoying painting. There’s so much that’s different in New York around every corner; the tall buildings lead themselves to great compositions and infinite possibilities. And it’s always so busy – if I’m on the High Line walkway, or even in Times Square at 5am, I end up being surrounded by people when I’m painting!”

London Illuminations

“One of my favourite things about London is the reflections in the Thames. This piece captures the majestic London skyline illuminated with glowing lights in a myriad of colours. The lights shimmer on the still surface of the river, offering a rare moment of calm in bustling London. Amongst the buildings here are icons such as St Paul’s Cathedral, The Leadenhall Building and 20 Fenchurch Street, popularly known as The Gherkin.”

Creating the cities

Paul has created these breathtaking new city pieces in his signature style of painting on metal. ”I build up in lots of layers, starting with the sky which sets the scene for how the piece will end up – it could be a warm or a cool painting.

“I build up the paint in what could be 20 layers on the metal. The blurring of some colours on the metal gives a tremendous sense of movement, and I leave some of the metal exposed, which gives the work another dimension by reflecting light. All my paintings are just about capturing the light within a piece and making it create an atmosphere that the viewer can relate to.”

Featured art (left): 'Capturing Venice' a hand-embellished limited-edition on aluminium by Paul Kenton. Also available as part of a set of four.


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