Area: Wandsworth Town
Type: Artist / Individual
Art form: Art, Design, Digital, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Print
Biography / Artist statement
Paulie is a London-based, self-taught artist specialising in the study of human emotion in portraiture. He was born in Nigeria and has been making art since he was about six years old... and then took a long 17 year break from it at the age of 13.
For the last seven years since his artistic rejuvenation he has been (and still is) particularly fascinated in the power and inscrutability of human inexpression. He paints captivating portraits of people, and carefully selects subjects that leave the interpretation of the thoughts, state of mind, and expression of the subjects open to the interpretation of the observer.
He paints in several media and has done a lot of art in digital media (with a Microsoft Surface pen), as well as painting and sketching in more traditional media – charcoal, graphite, and acrylic paints in a wide-ranging and varied set of expressive styles.
Artist quote: "I'm excited to show you the beauty I see! • Art isn't what you see; Art is what you make others see!"