I have been painting and exhibiting my work for more than 40 years and still enjoy working with a range of media and subject matter.
My mixed media work using acrylic and paper collage has recently been inspired by travels to Japan and European cities as well as subjects closer to home of interiors and landscape. Sometimes more abstract in style the collage work shows a keen desire for experimentation and development.
My connection with Japan has inspired my work while providing opportunities for exhibiting and building a following in that country. I have held three solo exhibitions in Niigata and in 2013 thirty six paintings sold in three days.
I exhibit in galleries throughout the UK.
Successes in open exhibitions include The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Mall Galleries.
My textile art has also gained recognition, in Japan September 2015 I had an exhibition of hangings and textile pictures as part of the Tokomachi Quilt Festival.
I am a member of Art Textiles Made in Britain.
I run painting workshops at The Watershed Studio in St Osyth and give demonstrations to art clubs in the region. I now have a YouTube channel Sylvia Paul Art with demonstration videos.