Author Archives: Paul Finn

Le Jardin des Fleurs de Poterie

This summer we decided to drive to the south of France. My brother Anthony and his wife, who hails from Nice, my wife Criselda and I took two cars down to Gattières, a village perched overlooking the River Var, in … Read more

Masterclass

The Artist magazine has published an interview with me. It’s a four page illustrated piece called Masterclass and is in the July edition which is out now. It’s an excellent read. Susie Hodge, the art historian did the interview and … Read more

A Tale Of Two Gardens

Recently I have visited two gardens which are fairly local to me, one is in Elmstead Market near Colchester, about an hour’s drive from me and the other, Warley Place is on my doorstep near Brentwood. The Colchester garden was … Read more

California Etching

Pallant House in Chichester has been mentioned on this blog more than once. It has a fantastic permanent collection and over the years has presented some wonderful touring exhibitions. A year or so ago I saw an exhibition which brought … Read more

New English Art Club

Dear Chris, I thought I would let you know that my painting Pencaer has been selected for the New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition which takes place from 29 November at the Mall Galleries.

Strumble Head

Lithography is a bit different from other print processes. Although I am interested in printmaking despite being a painter, I am no expert. Linocuts and woodblocks depend on the image being raised, and etching depends on the image being recessed. … Read more

The Posh Painting Shed

Most of my working life has been combining making paintings and prints and teaching, some of the time in Art Colleges, but mostly as a schoolteacher. A while back I read David Wiseman’s lovely post, Garden Studio. When I finished … Read more

En Plein Air

Getting into habits regarding working methods can be really liberating. You only have to think of Morandi and the way his limited subject matter and studio discipline created ultimate freedom for him. I have been used to making my landscapes … Read more

Spring Blossoms Umbria

Spring Blossoms Umbria 2011 was started last year after visiting Orvieto again. A fine meal at L’Etrusca followed by a long walk into the fields surrounding Orvieto kick-started this one. In some ways it is a little different to the … Read more

Back To Batley

Essentially I am a painter who also enjoys making prints. This affection for printmaking grew at art college where the much loved and renowned teacher Kass Cohen introduced me to a range of processes and latterly gave me some of … Read more