Born in 1969 in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, Paul has been painting and drawing from an early age. He paints a wide variety of subject matter including landscapes, seascapes, still life, floral and wildlife.
'My paintings are the result of many years studying the beautiful scenery that we have in abundance in the UK. I have found watercolour to be my preferred medium to capture the ever-changing mood and atmosphere of the places that I have been privileged enough to live in and visit.'
The beauty of the Pennine landscape where Paul works and lives, particularly the windswept moors, begs to be painted, he spends as much time as he can outdoors, sketching and taking reference photos.
'Although there can be a great amount of detail in some of my wildlife work, some of my landscapes can be very loose and leave the viewer to fill in the gaps with their imagination.'
Paul studied at Halifax Art College and also at Dewsbury and Batley Art College, specialising in graphic design. After which he ran his own graphic design company, until 2007 when he became a full-time professional artist, concentrating on watercolour and developing his own style.
He has exhibited widely since 2007, holding regular exhibitions and having had a large number of images published. His paintings are in collections in this country and abroad. They can be found under his shop page.
Paul's watercolour paintings have earned him several awards both nationally and Internationally.
Late 2015 Paul was Awarded, ' Professional Artist of the Year 2015 ' in the Society for all Artists 'Artist of the Year Awards'. Paul's painting of ‘Halifax Town Hall’ which secured the title for him, was painted in watercolour; a medium which Paul specialises in. The painting was exhibited at the 'It's all about art' event, the biggest of its kind in the UK, held at the Business Design Centre, London.
May 2015 he was selected for the filming of 'Sky Landscape Artist of the year' television program where he was filmed painting a landscape scene at the National Trust property 'Lyme Park' in Cheshire, which was aired on Sky Arts.
In May 2016 Paul was chosen as a reserve artist for the 'Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2016' program, which involved spending 2 days at Wray Castle in the Lake District where he painted a large landscape of Ambleside looking from Wray Castle.
October 2016 Paul was asked to present a live broadcast watercolour demonstration from the SAA headquarters in Nottinghamshire. He re-painted the Town Hall in Halifax which won him the award. You can view the Live Demonstration on the News and Exhibition Page.
'Halifax Town Hall'
ON THE EASEL
These are Paintings or drawings that Paul is working on or has recently finished
Rhinos in Dappled Shade Paul Dene Marlor Watercolour Artist
Leopard Paul Dene Marlor Watercolour Artist
Bengal Tiger Paul Dene Marlor Watercolour Artist
Strid Wood Paul Dene Marlor Watercolour Artist
Rydal Water Paul Dene Marlor Watercolour Artist
Turley Cote Farm Paul Dene Marlor Watercolour Artist
Withins Paul Dene Marlor Watercolour Artist
Snowdon Paul Dene Marlor Watercolour Artist
NEWS AND EXHIBITIONS
Encouraging, Step-by-Step Tuition
If you would like art lessons at a time to suit you, where you can learn to draw and paint in a way that interests and benefits you, and where you can progress at your own pace, then one-to-one private art tuition with patient and encouraging Paul may be the ideal choice for you.
Everyone is welcome, from complete beginners to more experienced painters. All Art Lessons with Paul are totally personalised for your own individual and unique needs.
You can explore traditional or experimental, contemporary approaches to drawing and painting. Maybe you want to improve your drawing or colour mixing? Or you could learn the basics of watercolour painting before you decide whether to buy a set of paints for yourself...
Complete beginners can enjoy step-by-step guidance on the basics of learning how to draw and paint.
If you have some skills and experience, you can explore and develop your creative ideas and personal interests through art projects. You will be able to experiment further with different art media such as watercolour, gouache, acrylics, pastels, oils or mixed media, and learn how to develop and progress your ideas through making studies leading to finished paintings.