Paul was born in 1969 in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England. His passion for painting began at an early age, and after graduating from Art College where he studied graphic design for 5 years, he set up his own business in graphics and sign design. Whilst running this for more than 12 years, he spent his free hours honing his watercolour painting skills and in 2007 he decided the time was right to make the transition to fine art painting.
Since then he has held solo and group exhibitions selling his paintings both nationally and abroad. Paul predominantly paints in watercolour, a medium which he enjoys for its transparency and fluidity.
He is a versatile painter and his work is very varied including landscapes, seascapes, still Life, wildlife and floral. Although Paul paints mostly in watercolour, he is also adept in acrylic, oil, gouache, pastel and graphite.
Paul's landscape paintings are predominantly in and around the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines, capturing the beauty of the landscape in all its moods and seasons. He also paints the Lakes, Snowdonia in Wales and on the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland, where he exhibits all year round. His paintings are in public and private collections both in the UK and abroad.
Paul has had more than 150 of his paintings published in print to date.
In 2009 Paul reached the final of the SAA Artist Of The Year International Art Competition where his painting 'Autumn Leaves' was Commended.
In July 2015 Paul was awarded the coveted title of 'Profesional Artist of the Year 2015' bestowed by the SAA - Society for All Artists with his atmospheric painting of 'Halifax Town Hall'.
Paul is a Professional Associate Member of the SAA.
In May of this year, he was also filmed for Sky TV's 'Landscape Artist of the Year', painting a landscape scene at the National Trust property Lyme Park in Cheshire. Paul was 'honoured to win such a coveted award. 2015 has been a good year for me so far, in May I was selected for the filming of 'Sky Landscape Artist of the year' television program where I was filmed painting a landscape scene at the National Trust property 'Lyme Park' in Cheshire, which will air in October 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 him spending 2 days at Wray Castle in the Lake District where he painted a large landscape looking towards Ambleside from Wray Castle.
In October Paul was asked to present a live broadcast watercolour demonstration from the SAA headquarters in Nottinghamshire. He painted the Town Hall in Halifax which won the SAA award. You can see the Live Demonstration on the News and Exhibition page.
'Like the places he paints, Paul Dene Marlor's artworks represent a meeting place between the traditional and the contemporary. While they are classic examples of a long-established genre, their interpretation and execution place them firmly in today's era as they have life, movement and vitality.'