Local artist Paul Wright
Paul Wright who is a Leicester born artist and currently living and working locally, began a series of paintings 18 months ago of the former rugby player turned dancer, Austin Healey who stars in Strictly come dancing. He has exhibited his work in galleries such as the National portrait gallery and has pictures in many national and international collections. Represented by Thompsons Gallery in London and Modern Artists Gallery in Whitchurch on Thames he is currently working on a portrait of Alan Duncan, MP for Rutland and Melton, hoping to use this to enter the BP national portrait award this year.
Paul visits schools and colleges in the East midlands giving talks and holding workshops with the students. Once a month he also runs workshops in his studio. He takes portrait commissions and also paints landscape and still life on a variety of scales. For more information visit the website below.
Right: Portrait of Austin Healey
by Paul Wright