The Hawthorn Gallery
Paul Kenton
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Paul Kenton
I use my photographs and rough sketches to rekindle emotions and feelings of a particular scene; sometimes I even scribble odd words or phrases down to help this process. I like to paint my canvases flat and have them a couple of feet from the floor so I don't have to bend over too far. I feel quite energized by the blank canvas; it's a mixture of excitement and anticipation - similar to the feeling you get when you 'take off' on a blank canvas of a wave. I don't sketch anything out; instead I simply dive in feet first with huge brushes dipped into large pots of paint and drip on an outline before throwing the paint on. I love the freedom and am so pleased with the effects of this technique. I build up each layer with broad brushstrokes and drip colour to create form until I can sense the atmosphere I want. To keep the piece fresh I try and stop before it gets too fussy. I value the opinion and feedback from my partner Alex as we have often been to the places together and our moods and views are often represented in the pieces. I paint most days and try to discipline myself to regular hours but it doesn't always work out that way. The studio does have a music system but it doesn't seem to affect my paintings whether I listen to music, the news or a play on radio four; sometimes silence is nice. I try to finish on time so I can spend time with the girls as we always try to have a family dinner together. I'm not a late night person really but sometimes we watch a movie or have friends over in the evenings.
Above All
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£1,137
Urban Overlook
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£1,095
Monochrome
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£1,350
Last Night
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£1,350
Bus Stop Blues
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£500
NY Taxi
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£595
Night Lights
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£633
Strong Vision
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£633
Silver Thames
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£995
The Fast Lane
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£695
St Paul's Street
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£452
Sonic - Watch out
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£156
Lights of Fire
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£750
Glowing Empire
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£750
London Lit Up
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£695
Manhattan Moments
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£795
City Serenity
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£695
Fast Living
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£550
Streets of London
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£750
Towering Shard
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£750
Thames Path
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£950
Still Thames
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£695
London's Last Light
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£750
Double Decker
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£750
Chez Francis
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£850
Jazz Hands
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£950
Thames Curves
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£775
Light it Up London
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£775
Westminster Moods
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£775
Distant Reflections
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£750
The City that never sleeps
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£3,950
Manhattan
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£1,495
Blaze it Up
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£695
Silver Shard
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£850
Paris After Dark
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£950
Final Flurry
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£950
Moonlight River
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£695
Capital Skyline
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£1,395
Midnight Manhattan
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£35
Midnight Manhattan
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£40
Late Afternoon Westminster
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£685
Electric City
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£685
Touch the Sky
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£950
Early Dawn
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£750
South Bank
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£795
On Westminster Bridge
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£950
Brooklyn Jazz
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£745
London Fire
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£0
Sunset from Jubilee Bridge
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