Vicky Paul

Website: https://www.vickypaul.com

Email: hello@vickypaul.com

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2point4, acrylic on canvas, 20x20cm

There Will Always Be Cracks, acrylic on paper, 45x30cm

Shadows, acrylic on canvas, 20x20cm

Summer Garden, acrylic on paper, 30x45cm

Sweetness & Light, acrylic on canvas, 60x50cm

untitled, acrylic on canvas, 50x50cm


Statement

Vicky Paul creates intuitive abstract paintings and abstract florals inspired by spirituality and mother nature, expressing herself through layers of acrylic paint on canvas, exploring new techniques and dabbling in mixed media.

Through the intuitive use of colour and fluency of expression, Vicky’s intuitive paintings are a visual articulation of mystical views. These works are intentionally void of representational content to communicate the beauty and energies in the unseen world and to challenge the taboo of expressing the mystical in contemporary art. “Painting for me is the cornerstone of my spiritual practise and a way of connecting art and the creative process with universal energy.”

Purposeful drips and bold colours elevate Vicky’s abstract florals, adding vibrancy, dimension and emotion. “The starting point with my abstract florals is always colour and each mark on the canvas is an expression of feelings. For me, colour is one of the languages of the soul so it feels completely natural for me to express myself through flowers.”

Vicky uses palette knives, brushes, sponges, paper towels, spoons and her fingers to paint, intuitively combining colours, blending on the canvas, each mark informing the next. Adding dimension and textures to convey movement, flow and emotion. Stylistically diverse, purposeful drips and layers of paint are a recurring theme. Incorporating bold use of colour and a varied approach to composition, Vicky tries to let each piece evolve without any conscious attachment to the process. This is sometimes challenging as we are often betrayed by our own inner critic!

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. If you would like more information on me, my work or to discuss a commission please get in touch.


Biography

I am a self-taught Scottish artist currently based in London and grew up listening to music, drawing, singing, dancing and acting. Creativity has always been my way of exploring my surroundings and expressing myself.

I enjoyed a successful career as a multi award winning radio presenter, interviewing many of the music industries biggest names, from Kylie to George Michael and Madonna. I loved the power of radio to connect people and broadcasting became an outlet for my creativity.

Following a profound experience in my 30’s I began to rediscover my ability to sense and work with energy and that is when I started painting again as a way expressing these energies. In addition to painting I am writing a book which will be published by That Guy's House in 2020.

My art is featured in collections in the UK, Japan and Canada and I have exhibited in Edinburgh and London.

Solo and featured exhibitions:
2019 Open Exhibition Bermondsey Artists’ Group at Southwark Park Galleries, London
2019 RE: Bermondsey Artists’ Group at Southwark Park Galleries, London
2019 Abstract Florals solo show NAFAS 60th Anniversary, Islington, London
2019 BAG Outpost, Shortwave Gallery, London
2019 Abstracts at Elizabeth James Gallery, London
2018 The Visible Light & Colour, Menier Gallery, London
2018 OPEN+ at The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh