1st of February 2019
Paul Alcock – Woodlands – Oil
In 2012 I was shortlisted for the Artist and Illustrators magazines Artist of the year competition in the portrait category. In this year I was also selected by the BBC to be one of a group of artists chosen to paint live during their coverage of the Queens Diamond Jubilee River Pageant.
In 2011 I won an award for best work in the exhibition at the Essex Open Exhibition held at the Beacroft Gallery in Westcliff on sea.
I have successfully completed several commissions and my work hangs in a number of private collections. I live and paint in Southend on Sea where I also work as an art teacher teaching adults. In the mid 1980s I trained at Southend Art College and Camberwell art school and gained a BA Hons in Fine Art – Painting.
Painting I particularly enjoy contrasts of light, shape, colour and texture and I like to explore the pictorial possibilities within familiar everyday subjects, such as people absorbed in the ebb and flow of life and familiar objects and places or places that hold some other type of connection. I also enjoy exploring form and colour through landscapes and still lives and I look upon painting and drawing as a celebration of life.
Commissions As well as producing a body of work of my own choosing I enjoy working to commission and have over the last year completed a three painting landscape commission for the newly build Brentwood Resource Centre at Highwood Hospital, Brentwood as well as several pavement drawings commissions.
Teaching I teach a wide range of painting and drawing classes which I run myself. I also teach courses for Southend, and Essex Adult community college’s and Arts and Health courses for Open Arts – South Essex NHS University Partnership Trust. I also run workshops and painting demonstrations for various art groups in Essex.
Exhibitions I exhibit locally at the Leigh art trail and the Rochford Art trail.
I am available for demonstration and workshops within a 130 mile radius of Southend on Sea.
For more examples of my painting please visit my website www.paulalcock.co.uk