Paul Wright is a British painter, born in Leicester in 1973. Paul studied at Falmouth College of Art obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration in 1995. Although Paul began a promising career as an illustrator, he soon moved on to concentrate on oil painting. Paul developed a unique style comprised of broad and expressive brushstrokes, while still making evident his superior draughtsmanship and colour sense.
Paul is now a hugely successful British artist with a recognised unique style which has earned him a place at the BP National Portrait Award on two occasions. Paul has received further awards from the National Gallery for the BP Award, with a second selection to the showcase in 2014, this time making the shortlist for grand prize. By this point the artist had also seen major success in solo exhibitions across the UK.