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Paul Jannsens

After returning to the UK they decided to move to Portugal, where they explored the Iberian peninsular with its rich history, architecture and landscape. Other destinations have included Italy, Turkey and France. In 2000 they returned to the UK with their young family and now live in East Anglia.

Closer to home Paul has been exploring the unique natural features and aspects of the Fens and coastline, with the ever changing light and constant movement of the skies and coast. The Fens and reed beds provide an almost abstract quality with rhythmic lines and rich textures. The coasts of Ireland and Britain also prove challenging, unpredictable and full of energy. Whilst travelling, Paul has exhibited in New Zealand and Portugal. In the UK he has exhibited in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Cambridge and Ely.

In 2007 Paul exhibited a large collection of drawings and paintings in the “Casting Light” exhibition at the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge, on the theme of ancient Rome. He has participated in the Cambridge Open Studios since 2003 and has also run art workshops for adults and children.


Paul was born in London in 1963, where he lived until his mid twenties. He graduated from Chelsea School of Art in 1985. He found London was a great place to grow up and study, with so much on his doorstep. London, being such a culturally rich city, fuelled both of his passions for art and travel.

Since leaving London he has combined both of these, recording his travels through sketch books and paintings. The sketch books have proved a valuable source of material and have enabled him to work on large scale pieces in his studio.

Moving to New Zealand to teach, gave Paul and his wife a great opportunity to explore the country. From New Zealand they travelled to Australia and Malaysia gathering material and working on his sketch books.


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