Monkey Temple is oil on canvas by Paul Wadsworth. India is a big influence in Paul’s work and a great source of colour and story telling that are clearly depicted in his paintings.
Paul Wadsworth studied Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art in 1996. Travel and Performance have played a major part in the development of his work. Having travelled extensively in the Middle East, showing works in Dubai and Muscat, the Arabic culture and its landscape have become a big inspiration for Paul. His more recent travels in India have become a great source of colour and storytelling possibilities for new works. The colours and chaos, the sacredness and serenity, the beauty and the profane.
‘I fell in love with this country and to work on canvases when back in the studio in Cornwall is a constant flow of memories and colour. I paint whilst travelling and keep sketch books of quick observational drawings which serve to jog my memory back in the studio and to just place the image in my head.’
Paul’s process is to work on a number of canvases at the same time. Starting with no specific idea allowing the paintings grow as the story emerges from the paint. He tends to bounce from one painting to another, finding colours that work creating a rhythm throughout.