Paul Kenton Limited Edition & Original Art – M P Gallery

A pivotal moment in the young Paul Kenton’s life was a move from his birth place in Derby to the West Country when he was eight years old. As a teenager he learnt to surf on the wild beaches of North Devon and as a keen surfer he has travelled the world realising inspiration for another passion; his art. Now settled in Ilfracombe with his Brazilian partner, Alexandra and two young daughters, Kenton still surfs when he’s not in the studio or enjoying the hectic pandemonium of family life.

Paul showed an interest in painting from an early age; while others wanted to be doctors or pilots he clearly remembers telling a friend that he wanted to be an artist. This was cemented when, at the tender age of twelve, he won a national colouring competition – winning a prized set of paints. He continued to draw and paint all through school becoming proficient in watercolour but was disappointed not to be awarded a place at Art College due to his English grades. His disillusionment drove him in another direction and he studied the rigid disciplines of industry and was awarded a Bachelor in Engineering from Stafford University. After University he worked as a draughtsman for several years while still painting in his spare time.

In 1995, supported by a grant from the Prince’s Youth Business Trust, he took the plunge and started to paint full-time and began exhibiting. Working in acrylic and oils he took inspiration from his world wide travels; the cityscapes, cafes, harbours, bridges and seascapes. Kenton’s style has evolved over the past ten years into a free-flowing fusion of various media, capturing the essence of the location rather than “the fiddly details of what something looks like” creating an atmosphere with free shapes, dripped lines and colour.

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  • Parisian Metropolis by Paul Kenton

    £1,450.00

    Parisian Metropolis by Paul Kenton

    In an exciting first, this limited edition artwork is printed on gold foil. The vastness of Paris is emphasised by a high horizon and strong directional marks, which lead the eye towards the Eiffel Tower


  • Riverside Wander by Paul Kenton

    £1,350.00

    Riverside Wander by Paul Kenton

    This painting portrays a calmer London scene, with boats bobbing on the water and luscious trees lining the Thames. Paint drips are used to create the reflection of the boats, giving the impression of flowing


  • New York Still by Paul Kenton

    £788.43£1,095.00

    New York Still by Paul Kenton

    This painting depicts the enormous skyscrapers of New York silhouetted against a beautiful sunset. The city appears still and tranquil, creating a rare moment of reflection for the viewer to take in and appreciate


  • Beyond The Capital by Paul Kenton

    £1,350.00

    Beyond The Capital by Paul Kenton

    A boutique giclée on aluminium by contemporary cityscape artist Paul Kenton.
    This loosely-painted London cityscape allows the viewer to look down into the depths of the city and to the distance, where the sunset …


  • Business District Original by Paul Kenton

    £11,950.00

    Business District Original by Paul Kenton
    This was a ‘happy accident’. It’s all black underpainting, with oils on metal. The light was added afterwards. I kept the style loose, as this piece is more about mood than accuracy. I like


  • Battersea Power Original by Paul Kenton

    £4,950.00

    Battersea Power Original by Paul Kenton
    This was a ‘happy accident’. It’s all black underpainting, with oils on metal. The light was added afterwards. I kept the style loose, as this piece is more about mood than accuracy. I like


  • Double Double Decker by Paul Kenton

    £750.00

    Double Double Decker by Paul Kenton
    In a mode akin to the mercurial properties of molten metal, the latest collection by acclaimed contemporary artist Paul Kenton, Metallique, demonstrates a shift in both his style and medium of choice. Favouring the


  • Westminster Heat by Paul Kenton

    £439.45£595.00

    Westminster Heat by Paul Kenton
    This was a ‘happy accident’. It’s all black underpainting, with oils on metal. The light was added afterwards. I kept the style loose, as this piece is more about mood than accuracy. I like to


  • Electric City by Paul Kenton

    £840.13£1,095.00

    Electric City by Paul Kenton
    This was a ‘happy accident’. It’s all black underpainting, with oils on metal. The light was added afterwards. I kept the style loose, as this piece is more about mood than accuracy. I like to