Paul Wuensche is a London-based figurative artist. He has exhibited at the BP Portrait Awards, The Discerning Eye and the Royal Society of Portrait painters, as well as having solo shows at the Assembly Rooms Gallery and 9 Langton Street.
He first studied art at the age of 11 with the late George Israel RA, who infused him with a love of colour, tone and oil paint.
While continuing to paint throughout his teens, and winning several awards, he initially pursued his interest in literature and languages, specializing in Dante and attaining First Class Honours at Cambridge University, but soon after decided to commit himself enirely to art and enrolled as a postgraduate student at the New York Academy of Art, a school founded by Andy Warhol (among other people) that specializes in figurative art and traditional skills. He majored in drawing.
While in New York he became associate editor of Mudfish Poetry magazine, contributing both art and poetry and acting as art editor.
He welcomes portrait commissions and has painted people from all works of life including the author/illustrator Jan Pienkowski, the actor Jotham Annan, one CEO, one CIO, a poet, a faith healer, a very handsome beagle called Woody, and a 3 year old girl called Kaia.
The ‘humble still life is one of his great interests; a world in which the artist can lose himself in light and colour. He is also fascinated by the personality of objects and the way they seem to embody human qualities.
He also paints landscapes throughout the year, and is a founding member of the itinerant group ‘Art Convoy’.
2016 ‘The Streets of Barnes’ at the OSO Arts Centre, SW13
2010 The Assembly Rooms Gallery, London
2009 9 Langton Street gallery, London
2003 Untitled Gallery, Hampstead, London
2016 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
2013 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition, King’s Place, London
2013 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
2013 Pastel Society, Mall Galleries
2008 Lacy Road Gallery, Putney
2007 Storage Art, Denbigh Street, London
2004 Artspace, Navestock, Essex
2003 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery
2003 Wimbledon Art Studios, Summer Open studios
2001 The Discerning Eye 2001, work selected by Sir Roy Strong
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall galleries
Laing Landscape Exhibition, Mall galleries
1999 The Studio Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
1999 Michael Aviano Academy, New York
1998 MFA cum laude, Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art
1995 BA First Class Honours in Modern Languages, Cambridge University
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