Paul Wright is an English artist from Formby, near Liverpool who specialises in large scale murals, Trompe l’Oeil painted furniture, contemporary oil paintings and watercolour landscapes.
Following a period of study at the Southport College of Art, his first job was as a designer for a shop window display company in the centre of Liverpool. In 1963 however, at the height of the “Mersey Beat” era and as “Beatlemania” was about to sweep the world, he became involved in painting murals in many of the new clubs that were springing up all over the city.
His first work as a stage designer was for the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre, and later in the early 1980’s he won the London West End Scenic Art award for “The Aspen Papers” starring Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Reeve and was part of the design team responsible for the scenic design on the “Dr Who” science fiction series, as well as working in films for British television and cinema.
In 1982 Paul started his own art studio in the county of Surrey just outside London where he specialised in hand painted interiors for private homes, villas, hotels, offices, clubs etc from which his work attracted the attention of important architects, interior designers and private clients in London and abroad.
In 1991 Paul moved to northern Italy, where he continues to work from his studio and ‘art gallery’ base in the beautiful medieval village of Argegno on the shores of Lake Como, travelling all over Europe and to the US. Paul’s work has been featured in many art exhibitions in the UK and on two programmes for Italian Television, plus dozens of periodicals and newspapers worldwide.
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An Italian Village - a perspective on life beside lake Como
British ex-pat Paul Wright tells of his life as an artist in a village beside Italy's Lake Como. Occasionally, he visits a group of retired men to catch up on local gossip and takes part in food festivals, although one, involving the eating a lot of rather muddy frogs, turns out rather different from what he expected!
An Italian Home - Settling by Lake Como
An English artist and his partner were bored with life in England and wanted to live in a place 'where every day brings joy to the soul'. They found it in a village by Italy's Lake Como, but their adventure was not without some frustration with the bureaucracy of the time. Enjoy Paul’s dry sense of humour as he conveys a vivid word picture of life beside the lake.
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