Paul Allender2021-05-01T16:24:23+01:00

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Paul Allender

A painter. Use mainly acrylic paint, charcoal and oil stick and pastel. George McNeil is a huge influence. Inspired by my varied life experiences.

I grew up in Sheffield in a poor working-class family. In a fundamental sense, all of my work is related back to this.

I went to Hull Art College in the late 1970’s studying sculpture and then took a different direction. I studied Politics and Sociology and went on to teach and research in universities across the country, returning to creative activity relatively recently.

I believe that painting is a visual language that best speaks for itself. I love the activities of drawing and painting and see them as self-expression within social, political and spiritual contexts.

I am currently on the second year of an excellent Turps Banana correspondence course in painting.

I am on the verge of retirement from paid employment and will spend the rest of my life painting. I have a studio on Parson Cross council estate where I was a community artist from 2011-2013.

Studio visits

Please contact me to arrange your Covid safe studio visit during May.

About my studio

A large purpose-built artist’s studio. I will welcome people, show them my work and invite questions. I am very approachable.

  • This studio has disabled access
  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
  • Workshops and tuition are available

Contact me

m: 07484 761 418
t: 01142 852 277

Studio location

SOAR Works
14 Knutton Road
Sheffield S5 9NU

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