A crucial moment in the young Paul Kenton life is one step away from his birthplace in Derby west of the country when he was eight years old. As a teenager who learned to navigate the wild beaches of North Devon, and as a great navigator who has traveled the world conducting inspiration for other passion; His art. Now settled in Ilfracombe with its Brazilian partner, Alexandra and their two daught ... read more
A crucial moment in the young Paul Kenton life is one step away from his birthplace in Derby west of the country when he was eight years old. As a teenager who learned to navigate the wild beaches of North Devon, and as a great navigator who has traveled the world conducting inspiration for other passion; His art. Now settled in Ilfracombe with its Brazilian partner, Alexandra and their two daughters, Kenton still sails when not in the study or enjoy the hectic pandemonium of family life.
Paul showed his interest in painting from an early age; While others wanted to be doctors or pilots who clearly remembers a friend telling him that I wanted to be an artist. This was cemented when, at the tender age of 12 years, won a national competition for coloring winner of a set of precious paintings. He continued painting and drawing all through school increasingly dominate in watercolor, but his disappointment at not having allowed a place at the School of Art, because of their English degrees. His disappointment led him in another direction and studied the rigid discipline of the industry and was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Stafford. After University, he worked as a designer for several years, while still painting in his spare time.
In 1995, supported by a grant from the Prices Youth Business Trust, which took the step and began painting full time and began to show. Working in acrylic and oils, which was inspired by his travels throughout the world; The landscape of the city, cafes, ports, bridges and marine. Kenton's style has evolved over the past ten years in a fluid fusion of different media, capturing the essence of the place of "the tailor details of what is seen as something" with the creation of an atmosphere free of forms, colors and lines dripped.
The young 'Monet' has always been a hero of mine since I discovered art as a teenager. I love the way in which his paintings evoke a mood (in the same way a short movie clip ago), rather than merely being a physical representation of a scene. By the same token, I feel that my painting as a small movie clip instead of a still photograph.
As I am a great surfer I love the sea. The ocean has many moods; The manner in which interacts water and the light at the end of the day fascinates me. The recurring themes of reflection and movement often appear in my new job. Equally I love capturing scenes late in the day and in the early afternoon because of the last drops of warm light filling every available surface. My cities reflect the moods of many artificial landscapes; I think it is exciting to express furious movement, artificial lights and vitality of a busy downtown at night, as well as the subtle moods of a dawn mist in the same .
I use my photographs and sketches to rekindle the emotions and feelings of a particular place; Sometimes I even write odd words or phrases to help in this process. I like to paint my flat fabrics and have a couple of feet of the floor, so we do not have to bend over too far. I feel very energized by the blank canvas; It is a mixture of excitement and anticipation, similar to the feeling you get when you 'take off' in a blank canvas of a wave.
I do not sketch anything; Simply, instead of diving feet first with huge brushes dipped in large pot and paint drip in a pattern before launching the paint. I love freedom and I am so pleased with the effects of this technique. I build each layer with broad strokes of color and form to create drip until I feel the atmosphere I want. To keep the piece fresh attempt and stop before it is too demanding. I appreciate the views and comments of my partner Alex as we have often been close to the places and moods, and our views are often represented in the pieces.
My day starts early when we awaken my youngest, usually around six hours; I need a cup of tea before anything else. I have a first meeting of two or three mornings a week until the time a couple of miles in each session, so that either nip off the pool or with the help of girls routine morning. After breakfast, I like to run to school and then I Woolacombe usually take the dog for a walk on the beach, if I want more waves before coming to navigate the crowds. I love the freshness of the morning, when it comes to planning my day and you start thinking about the piece that I am working or develop some fresh ideas. I have a small studio in what used to be the railroad, where they can escape and really concentrate on my most recent piece.
Painting almost every day and try to discipline myself schedule, but it does not always work out that way. The study has a music system, but do not seem to affect my paintings if I listen to music, news or a play on the radio for four years; Sometimes silence is good. I try to finish on time so that you can spend time with girls, as always trying to have a family dinner together. I am not a person very late at night, but sometimes we see a movie or have friends in the evening. show less