Paul Emsley

Born: 1947, Glagow, Scotland Emsley ame to South Africa at a very young age. He taught drawing and painting at Stellenbosch University from 1983 – 1995. In 1996 he moved back to the United Kingdom. His work can be found in most public collections in South Africa and a recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious BP Portrait Award in 2007. “All that I can experience of the universe with any degree of certainty is matter – for me it is the visible and tangible end of space. This is probably why I gain such satisfaction from the experience of drawing or painting the human figure, flowers in a vase or an animal. All forms are made up of different configurations and densities. Light and shade pass over each in the same way. By emphasizing a brooding or settled half-light I try to give sense of mystery to my images.” – Paul Emsley
Artist CV
Paul Emsley Born: 1947 Glasgow, Scotland. Exhibitions: 2008 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Victoria Gallery Bath, Exhibition of BP Award Portrait. Art London Art Palm Beach London Art Fair 2007 BP Portrait Awards Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Art Palm Beach London Art Fair Art London 2006 Art Palm Beach Art London 20/21 London London Art Fair 2005 Group Exhibition, Jill George Gallery Art Palm Beach Art London London Art Fair 20/21 London Jerwood Drawing Prize 2004 Art Palm Beach. Art London. 20/21 London. London Art Fair. Balatro Gallery, Palm Beach. Naked. RWA. Bristol. Singer Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. 2003 Art Palm Beach. Singer Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. Art London. 20/21 London. London Art Fair. Tooth and Claw, RWA, Bristol. 2002 Hunting Art Prizes. Art Palm Beach. Art London. Singer Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. Jerwood Drawing Prize. 2001 Art Palm Beach. Geneva Art Fair. 1st Painting Open, RWA, Bristol. Discerning Eye. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Singer Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. 2000 Geneva Art Fair. Discerning Eye. Singer Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. Singer Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. 1999 Solo Exhibition Redfern Gallery. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. 1998 Singer Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. 1997 Singer Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. 1996 Solo Exhibition Mary Ryan Gallery, New York. Glasgow Art Fair, Redfern Gallery. Chicago Art Fair, Mary Ryan Gallery. 1995 Solo Exhibition Redfern Gallery. Panoramas of Passage, Exb. of South African Art touring U.S.A. Represented South Africa in the United Nations Right to Hopeâ Exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery. 1994 Solo Exhibition Redfern Gallery. Gerhard Werzer Gallery, Houston U.S.A. Dickins and Rigg Gallery, Hong Kong. Galerie Levy, Hamburg. Arco Int. Art Fair, Madrid. Bury St. Edmunds Gallery. 1993 Solo Exhibition, Sasol Art Museum, University of Stellenbosch. 1987 Standard Bank National Drawing Competition. Drawing Exhibition, University of the Orange Free State. 1985 Cape Town Triennial. 1982 Cape Town Triennial. Solo Exhibition-S.A. Assoc. of Arts, Cape Town. 1981 Solo Exhibition-University of Stellenbosch. 1979 Cape Town Biennial. 1978-1979 South African Art touring U.S.A. and Sao Paulo. Awards: UWE. Drawing Prize. RWA Autumn Exhibition. 2008. BP Portrait Award. First Prize. 2007. Silver Award for Works on Paper. British Interior Design Association. Art London 2005. UWE Drawing Prize. RWA Autumn Exhibition 2004. 3rd Prize; Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2003 1st Prize; Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2002 3rd Prize; Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2001. Commended; RWA 1st Painting Open 2001. Bovis-Architects Journal Special Award; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2000. Merit Award; Standard Bank National Drawing Competition 1987. Public collections: British Museum. South African National Gallery. Johannesburg Art Gallery. University of the Witwatersrand. University of Stellenbosch. University of the Orange Free State. William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley. Sasol Collection. Sanlam Collection. Northwestern University, Chicago Paul Emsley Paul Emsley Paul Emsley