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Paul is a fine art graduate of Sheffield Polytechnic and has an MA from Anglia Ruskin University. He has been an art teacher for 25 years in the local area and is currently working on a PhD in art education and fine art at Norwich University of the Arts. Paul’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including at the Mappin Gallery in Sheffield and at Yale University, USA.

Paul has also organised a number of large art shows in East Anglia. ‘Chair’ took place in 1997 at the Halesworth Gallery and involved 45 artists being given a village hall chair that they were invited to turn into art. Other shows have included ‘Air’ on the Aldeburgh marshes, ‘Drain’ on a field in Fressingfield and several shows in shop windows for the Harleston Arts Festival. Paul also organised a monthly art show in a hairdressers shop window in Bungay for ten years. Paul is currently working on ‘100 Square Feet’ for the Halesworth Gallery in August this year.

Paul Cope’s colourful paintings explore themes of change, process and playfulness. They draw on observation, mapping, diagrams and schematics and are developed through extensive drawing and collage in sketchbooks. He is interested in abstraction, pattern, colour and mark-making. The work references Modernism, the more abstract Surrealists such as Miro, Ernst and Klee, and current painters such as Joanne Greenbaum, Thomas Nozkowski and Jonathan Lasker.


100 Square Feet Project

100 Square Feet

A new collaborative project to celebrate 50 years of the Halesworth Gallery. To find out more and how to take part click on this link.

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