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Review of latest exhibition Having set up two Public Relations firms, stood for Parliament 4 times, been a Magistrate for 25 years, and served on numerous political, business and charitable committees, Paul Winner has come into contact with a remarkable range of people.
Her Majesty the Queen and his Holiness, the former Pope amongst others.
He carries his sketching materials and watercolours wherever he goes and has amassed an extraordinary collection of sketch books, paintings, drawings and prints, chronicling the places he has visited and the personalities he has encountered.
"My fingers begin to tingle when I see the right combination of composition , colour and light..I just can't resist it".
His paintings have been exhibited internationally and been sold in aid of many charities including the British Red Cross and St.John Ambulance.
He was "Artist in Residence" at the 7th World Conference on Religion and Peace in Amman , Jordan in 1999 and 7 of his watercolours of Petra were presented as "life time achievement "awards to the 7 religious leaders who had done the most for world peace.
He was asked by the Ambassador of Bosnia to paint the Bridge at Mostar to mark its re-opening in July 2004 .
In 2003 he was appointed by the Home Office to be "Artist at Large" for the 2004 Holocaust Memorial Day.
United Nations Association.
The Sloane Square Gallery
The World Travel Market
The Elounda Mare Gallery
The Nehru Centre
Panter and Hall, Shepherd Market
The New Grafton Gallery, Barnes
Fox Williams, Finsbury Square
The Board of Deputies ,Bloomsbury Square,
The Churchill Hotel, Artlands Exhibition,
The Mogador Sofitel, Essouira, Morocco.
The Haman Gallery, Mostar, Bosnia
Picton Howell, Proctor House,Holborn
La Voile D'Or , St.Jean Cap Ferrat
Media Comments on Paul Winner's Art:
THE TIMES: "Everyone's a Winner. Paul Winner is known for sketching wherever he goes. Now some of his work has found its way into Harrods, where an exhibition of sketches and paintings of London theatres opens today..." Sept 1992
THE TIMES: "The artist Paul Winner has been appointed by the Home Office to be artist at large for the fourth Holocaust Memorial Day today, Ruth Gledhill , Religion correspondent writes...He will paint 12 large watercolours from his 100 sketches
to be exhibited in London and on tour.They will become part of the permanent collection housed at the Holocaust Memorial Trust..." January 27th 2004
DAILY EXPRESS "In the Vatican's hallowed halls- besides prime works by Botticelli, Velasquez and Rodin, the lesser known Paul Winner has now found a place. On a recent visit to Rome FRSA artist Paul Winner was granted an audience with the Pope and presented some of his own paintings-which he humbly described as "holiday snaps". At the opening of an exhibition of his works at London's Nehru Centre in aid of the Loomba Trust, Winner described his encounter: " I gave the Pope
all my sketches. He looked at me and said "But you know , Mr Winner, we do have other artists in the Vatican- Leonardo (da Vinci) and Michaelangelo- for example" Sept 2001
PR WEEK "The show, opened this week by Arts Minister, Tim Renton, features drawings and watercolours of London Theatres. It is being promoted by Ticketmaster in aid of the International Theatre Institute" February 1992
JEWISH CHRONICLE: "Sketch Show "Jacqui Kohen on an artist drawing plenty of attention.."..So fine in fact his work is being displayed and sold at the new Georgian home of the Board of Deputies in Bloomsbury...the modest "artist in Residence for the Rotary Club of London takes it all in his stride adding " But I am really just a scribbler" Sept 2003
MONITOR: "Different Strokes...Paul Winner makes notes during meetings. So what? We all make notes don't we?
His are different. His are superbly detailed sketches, completed effortlessly in a few strokes of his pen and completed in full colour when he has the time... ." Oct 1998
LONDON LIFE.."...Paul's work has been sold at Sothebys, can be found in a number of private collections and exhibitions have raised money for Oxfam, Lepra and many another charity. His drawings of Italian castles illustrated "Andar per Castelli, two beautiful, limited editions, published by Editione Milvia..." 1994
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