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
by Paul Wright
No matter how well you integrate into a foreign community, you will always look at the people through different eyes. So it is with English artist Paul Wright. A Lake Como resident for over twenty years, he gives us his take on a wide spectrum of the Italian male, from the high-flyer to the builder, from the retired to industrious, all told with his unique artist's eye and keen sense of humour
An Italian Home - Settling by Lake Como
by Paul Wright
Moving to a foreign country takes courage, especially if you have no work there and can't speak a word of the language! That didn't stop English artist Paul Wright and his partner Nicola from grasping every opportunity to make a fantastic life in Moltrasio, by the shore of Lake Como in Italy, taking part in every event, including festivals, Christmas events, dances and soccer games
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