Paul Talbot Greaves | West Yorkshire
I am a professional landscape painter and I work in watercolour and acrylic. Many of my subjects are sought amongst the moors and hills of my native West Yorkshire and beyond. Throughout my painting life I have been made a Companion of the International Guild of Artists, an Associate of the British Watercolour Society, a Professional Associate and advisory panellist of the SAA, president of the Halifax Art Society, as well as an advisory panellist for Artists and Illustrators magazine. In 2013 I won the Pennine Wealth Management Award for 'Best in Show' at Holmfirth Artweek and I have exhibited my work in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition in 2013 and 2015.
I regularly contribute to The Artist magazine and have four practical art books published to date- 'Watercolour for starters' is published by David and Charles (2004), '30 Minute Landscapes' published by Walter Foster, USA (2008), '30 Minute Landscapes in Watercolour' published by Harper Collins (2009) and 'Landscapes in Watercolour' published by Crowood Press (2009). Some of my work is also published in 'Watercolour layer-by-layer' (Walter Foster, USA). I have been teaching and demonstrating watercolour and acrylic painting for eighteen years.
My work reflects the rugged scenery of the landscape, either in the context of wild places or in the nature of the South Pennine landscape where I live. Here, I draw my inspiration from the remains of the pre-industrial era where crumbling enclosure walls and ancient pastures still survive. It is this or the open mountain and moorland terrain that inspires me to explore the spirit of historical connections using layers of colour, texture, shapes and patterns applied with energy and feeling.