Bio

b. 1949 Paul Powis trained as an abstract painter and became interested in landscape painting when he moved to Worcestershire from London in 1988. Since then he has become an internationally recognised artist with collections in America, Japan and Europe. As well as working extensively for galleries, Paul is working increasingly in publishing, in the form of limited edition silkscreen prints, book covers, calendars, and greeting cards. His work for Volkswagen's advertising campaign has appeared all over Europe and has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Illustration in New York. His work is predominantly about subjective colours and vibrant mark-making which are used in both an abstract and representational way. By looking at the rhythmic structures of trees and foliage within the landscape, he investigates the dynamic rhythms within nature. The paintings are finally resolved to create order and balance. Paul Powis often paints his landscapes in early morning to late afternoon capturing long shadows raking over fields and hills. Although his paintings are representational, they lean towards abstraction using constructional spatial devices in the compositions and use of subjective colour to describe space. He lives and works with contemporary British artist Sara Hayward in Worcestershire.

Education

  • 1969 Fine Art, Portsmouth University

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Castlemorton (acrylic on card)
Castlemorton (acrylic on card)

PPO219049: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Pink Hill (acrylic on card)
Pink Hill (acrylic on card)

PPO219050: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Golden Valley (acrylic on card)
Golden Valley (acrylic on card)

PPO219051: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Kendal (acrylic on card)
Kendal (acrylic on card)

PPO219052: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Red Path (acrylic on card)
Red Path (acrylic on card)

PPO219053: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Rape (acrylic on card)
Rape (acrylic on card)

PPO219054: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Devon (acrylic on card)
Devon (acrylic on card)

PPO219055: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

River (acrylic on card)
River (acrylic on card)

PPO219056: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

North Hill, Malvern (acrylic on card)
North Hill, Malvern (acrylic on card)

PPO284149: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Golden Valley (acrylic on card)
Golden Valley (acrylic on card)

PPO284150: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Blue Jug (acrylic on card)
Blue Jug (acrylic on card)

PPO284151: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Oil (acrylic on card)
Oil (acrylic on card)

PPO284152: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Polish Chess Players (acrylic on card)
Polish Chess Players (acrylic on card)

PPO284153: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Farm (acrylic on card)
Farm (acrylic on card)

PPO284154: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

River (acrylic on card)
River (acrylic on card)

PPO284155: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Arta (acrylic on card)
Arta (acrylic on card)

PPO285800: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Blue Hill (acrylic on card)
Blue Hill (acrylic on card)

PPO285801: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Bridge (acrylic on card)
Bridge (acrylic on card)

PPO285802: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Buddy (oil on board)
Buddy (oil on board)

PPO285803: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Cala Lena (acrylic on card)
Cala Lena (acrylic on card)

PPO285804: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Castlemorton (acrylic on card)
Castlemorton (acrylic on card)

PPO285805: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Coast (acrylic on card)
Coast (acrylic on card)

PPO285806: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Father & Son (oil on canvas)
Father & Son (oil on canvas)

PPO285807: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Green Pear (acrylic on card)
Green Pear (acrylic on card)

PPO285808: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Hillside (acrylic on card)
Hillside (acrylic on card)

PPO285810: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Italy (acrylic on card)
Italy (acrylic on card)

PPO285811: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Kynance (acrylic on board)
Kynance (acrylic on board)

PPO285812: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Love (acrylic on board)
Love (acrylic on board)

PPO285813: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Malvern (acrylic on board)
Malvern (acrylic on board)

PPO285814: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Misty Morning (acrylic on board)
Misty Morning (acrylic on board)

PPO285815: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Much Marcle (acrylic on board)
Much Marcle (acrylic on board)

PPO285816: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Pembroke (oil on board)
Pembroke (oil on board)

PPO285817: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Pink Hill (acrylic on card)
Pink Hill (acrylic on card)

PPO285818: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Pink Hill 2 (acrylic on card)
Pink Hill 2 (acrylic on card)

PPO285819: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Ragged Stone Hill (acrylic on canvas)
Ragged Stone Hill (acrylic on canvas)

PPO285820: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Red Path (oil on board)
Red Path (oil on board)

PPO285821: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

River Teme (acrylic on board)
River Teme (acrylic on board)

PPO285822: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Seaview (acrylic on board)
Seaview (acrylic on board)

PPO285823: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Severn Stoke (acrylic on board)
Severn Stoke (acrylic on board)

PPO285824: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Son Vida 3 (acrylic on canvas)
Son Vida 3 (acrylic on canvas)

PPO285825: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Son Vida 2 (acrylic on canvas)
Son Vida 2 (acrylic on canvas)

PPO285826: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Son Vida (acrylic on canvas)
Son Vida (acrylic on canvas)

PPO285827: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Sunny Afternoon (acrylic on canvas)
Sunny Afternoon (acrylic on canvas)

PPO285828: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Bay 2 (acrylic on board)
Bay 2 (acrylic on board)

PPO285829: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Twilight (acrylic on board)
Twilight (acrylic on board)

PPO285831: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

We Three Kings (oil on board)
We Three Kings (oil on board)

PPO285832: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Yellow Field (acrylic on board)
Yellow Field (acrylic on board)

PPO285833: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Evergreen (acrylic on board)
Evergreen (acrylic on board)

PPO285834: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Global Warming 2 (acrylic on board)
Global Warming 2 (acrylic on board)

PPO285836: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Global Warming (acrylic on board)
Global Warming (acrylic on board)

PPO285837: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Lemon (acrylic on board)
Lemon (acrylic on board)

PPO285838: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Pollution I (acrylic on board)
Pollution I (acrylic on board)

PPO285839: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Pollution 2 (acrylic on board)
Pollution 2 (acrylic on board)

PPO285840: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Port Soller 2 (acrylic on board)
Port Soller 2 (acrylic on board)

PPO285841: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

The Future (acrylic on board)
The Future (acrylic on board)

PPO285843: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Valley (acrylic on board)
Valley (acrylic on board)

PPO285844: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Exotic Garden, 2008 (acrylic on board)
Exotic Garden, 2008 (acrylic on board)

PPO365422: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Orange picking, 2008 (acrylic on board)
Orange picking, 2008 (acrylic on board)

PPO365423: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Pop festival, 2008 (acrylic on board)
Pop festival, 2008 (acrylic on board)

PPO365424: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Summertime, 2008 (acrylic on board)
Summertime, 2008 (acrylic on board)

PPO365426: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Blue landscape, 2009 (acrylic on board)
Blue landscape, 2009 (acrylic on board)

PPO365427: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Avenue, 2008 (acrylic on board)
Avenue, 2008 (acrylic on board)

PPO365428: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Tuscany, 2008 (acrylic on board)
Tuscany, 2008 (acrylic on board)

PPO365429: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Estuary, 2007 (acrylic on board)
Estuary, 2007 (acrylic on board)

PPO365430: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Cala Lena, 2007 (acrylic on board)
Cala Lena, 2007 (acrylic on board)

PPO365431: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Flood, 2009 (acrylic on board)
Flood, 2009 (acrylic on board)

PPO365432: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Snow,2015,(acrylic on paper)
Snow,2015,(acrylic on paper)

PPO3518734: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Bluescape
Bluescape

PPO3527233: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Coastal
Coastal

PPO3527234: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Coast II
Coast II

PPO3527235: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Exe Estuary
Exe Estuary

PPO3527236: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Malverns
Malverns

PPO3527237: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Palms I
Palms I

PPO3527238: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Palms II
Palms II

PPO3527239: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

River Stour
River Stour

PPO3527240: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

St Anne's Well
St Anne's Well

PPO3527241: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Son Vida
Son Vida

PPO3527242: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Country Lane Spring
Country Lane Spring

PPO3527247: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Country Lane Spring II
Country Lane Spring II

PPO3527248: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Country Lane Summer
Country Lane Summer

PPO3527249: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Country Lane Summer II
Country Lane Summer II

PPO3527250: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Country Lane Summer III
Country Lane Summer III

PPO3527251: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Towards Ledbury
Towards Ledbury

PPO3527252: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Towards Ledbury II
Towards Ledbury II

PPO3527253: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

River Avon
River Avon

PPO3527254: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Towards Upton
Towards Upton

PPO3527255: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Towards Upton II
Towards Upton II

PPO3527256: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Castlemorton
Castlemorton

PPO3527271: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Castlemorton II
Castlemorton II

PPO3527272: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Castlemorton III
Castlemorton III

PPO3527273: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Llanthony
Llanthony

PPO3527274: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Malvern Hills
Malvern Hills

PPO3527275: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Peguera
Peguera

PPO3527276: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Ragged Stone Hill
Ragged Stone Hill

PPO3527277: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

River Otter
River Otter

PPO3527278: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Shade
Shade

PPO3527279: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

St Ann's Well
St Ann's Well

PPO3527280: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3527281: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Red Boat
Red Boat

PPO3527282: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Autumn
Autumn

PPO3552219: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

The Bay
The Bay

PPO3552220: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Castlemorton IV
Castlemorton IV

PPO3552221: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Castlemorton IV (detail)
Castlemorton IV (detail)

PPO3552222: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3552223: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Castlemorton IV (detail)
Castlemorton IV (detail)

PPO3552224: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3552225: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3552226: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Nocturne Lake
Nocturne Lake

PPO3552227: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Nocturne Lake II
Nocturne Lake II

PPO3552228: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Hereford
Hereford

PPO3552229: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3552230: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3552231: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Northern Mallorca
Northern Mallorca

PPO3552232: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Olive Trees
Olive Trees

PPO3552233: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Son Vida I
Son Vida I

PPO3552234: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Nocturne
Nocturne

PPO3552235: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Golden Valley
Golden Valley

PPO3552236: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

River Severn
River Severn

PPO3552237: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3552238: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3552239: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Red Barn
Red Barn

PPO3552240: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Severn Nocturne
Severn Nocturne

PPO3552241: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Nocturne II
Nocturne II

PPO3552242: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Nocturne IV
Nocturne IV

PPO3552243: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Abstract Boats
Abstract Boats

PPO3552244: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Nocturne III
Nocturne III

PPO3552245: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Severn Stoke
Severn Stoke

PPO3552246: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

St Ives
St Ives

PPO3552247: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3552248: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Son Vida II
Son Vida II

PPO3552249: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Son Vida III
Son Vida III

PPO3552250: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Son Vida IV
Son Vida IV

PPO3552251: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Smeaton's Pier
Smeaton's Pier

PPO3552252: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Smeaton's Pier II
Smeaton's Pier II

PPO3552253: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Night Fishing
Night Fishing

PPO3552254: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Crookbarrow Hill
Crookbarrow Hill

PPO3552255: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Crookbarrow Hill II
Crookbarrow Hill II

PPO3552256: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3552257: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Flood
Flood

PPO3552258: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3552259: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Ragged Stone Hill
Ragged Stone Hill

PPO3552260: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Kynance Cove
Kynance Cove

PPO3552261: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Le Marche
Le Marche

PPO3552262: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Martley, Worcestershire
Martley, Worcestershire

PPO3552263: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3552264: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

The Bay II
The Bay II

PPO3552265: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

PPO3552266: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Burcome (acrylic on board)
Burcome (acrylic on board)

PPO5943061: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Burcome close up 1 (acrylic on board)
Burcome close up 1 (acrylic on board)

PPO5943062: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Burcome close up 2 (acrylic on board)
Burcome close up 2 (acrylic on board)

PPO5943063: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Burcome (acrylic on board)
Burcome (acrylic on board)

PPO5943064: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Coombe close up 4 (acrylic on board)
Coombe close up 4 (acrylic on board)

PPO5943065: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Coombe close up 3 (acrylic on board)
Coombe close up 3 (acrylic on board)

PPO5943066: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Coombe close up 2 (acrylic on board)
Coombe close up 2 (acrylic on board)

PPO5943067: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Coombe close up 1 (acrylic on board)
Coombe close up 1 (acrylic on board)

PPO5943068: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Coombe close up (acrylic on board)
Coombe close up (acrylic on board)

PPO5943069: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Coombe (acrylic on board)
Coombe (acrylic on board)

PPO5943070: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Peguera (acrylic on board)
Peguera (acrylic on board)

PPO5943071: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Cotswold Way (acrylic on board)
Cotswold Way (acrylic on board)

PPO5943098: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Whiteleaved oak (acrylic on board)
Whiteleaved oak (acrylic on board)

PPO5943111: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

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PPO5244499: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

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Teme Valley summer I (acrylic on board)
Teme Valley summer I (acrylic on board)

PPO5863189: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

White Cross (acrylic on board)
White Cross (acrylic on board)

PPO5863192: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

White Cross close up (acrylic on board)
White Cross close up (acrylic on board)

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Teme Valley blossom (acrylic on board)
Teme Valley blossom (acrylic on board)

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Teme Valley III (acrylic on board)
Teme Valley III (acrylic on board)

PPO5863200: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Teme Valley April (acrylic on board)
Teme Valley April (acrylic on board)

PPO5863201: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Teme Valley autumn (acrylic on board)
Teme Valley autumn (acrylic on board)

PPO5863204: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Lane in summer (acrylic on board)
Lane in summer (acrylic on board)

PPO5863205: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Lane towards Ledbury (acrylic on board)
Lane towards Ledbury (acrylic on board)

PPO5863209: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Martley (acrylic on board)
Martley (acrylic on board)

PPO5863210: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Near Sidmouth (acrylic on board)
Near Sidmouth (acrylic on board)

PPO5863211: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Rodge Hill (acrylic on board)
Rodge Hill (acrylic on board)

PPO5863212: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Lane II (acrylic on board)
Lane II (acrylic on board)

PPO5863213: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Devon II (acrylic on board)
Devon II (acrylic on board)

PPO5863214: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

From British Camp (acrylic on board)
From British Camp (acrylic on board)

PPO5863215: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

From Ragged Stone (acrylic on board)
From Ragged Stone (acrylic on board)

PPO5863216: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Italy I (acrylic on board)
Italy I (acrylic on board)

PPO5863220: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Landscape
Landscape

PPO5863221: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Country Lane
Country Lane

PPO5863222: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Avenue (acrylic on board)
Avenue (acrylic on board)

PPO5863223: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Beacon hill (acrylic on board)
Beacon hill (acrylic on board)

PPO5863224: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Blue landscape (acrylic on board)
Blue landscape (acrylic on board)

PPO5863225: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Blue painting (acrylic on board)
Blue painting (acrylic on board)

PPO5863226: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Castle Morton (acrylic on board)
Castle Morton (acrylic on board)

PPO5863229: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Chase end (acrylic on board)
Chase end (acrylic on board)

PPO5863230: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Almond Trees (acrylic on board)
Almond Trees (acrylic on board)

PPO5863231: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Towards Upton (acrylic on board)
Towards Upton (acrylic on board)

PPO5907225: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Tuscany (acrylic on board)
Tuscany (acrylic on board)

PPO5907226: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Bojuthnoe Farm (acrylic on board)
Bojuthnoe Farm (acrylic on board)

PPO5907227: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Cape Cornwall (acrylic on board)
Cape Cornwall (acrylic on board)

PPO5907228: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images

Fano (acrylic on board)
Fano (acrylic on board)

PPO5907229: © Paul Powis / Bridgeman Images