Paul Houlton is an English artist born in King’s Lynn in 1951. He studied art at Byam Shaw School of Art in London and politics at the City of London Polytechnic. He has travelled and worked extensively in Japan and currently works in a studio in Hove.
“I have always painted for myself rather than to sell as, rightly or wrongly, I always felt that art and money don’t mix – by which I mean that in order to be successful artists are forced to paint pictures that sell rather than those they want to paint.
Consequently, I have supported myself for many years by doing portraits in the summer months of tourists and visitors to London and Brighton whilst continuing to paint in my studio; however nowadays ‘selfies’ have replaced portraits and so I turned to the mountain of paintings and drawings now accumulated in my studio and made a range of greeting cards in order to show my work to the public.
I have been surprised and heartened by the extraordinary amount of interest that people have shown in my work and which has encouraged me to put on an exhibition of nearly 50 original works as part of this year’s Artists Open Houses during the Brighton Festival in May”
For further information about the exhibition please scroll to the top of the page and click the link ‘EXHIBITION’.