Paul Butterworth Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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I live and work from my home studio in Cambridge.​ I am a 2nd year BA (Hons) Painting student with the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham - Open College of the Arts campus.

As well as painting I am a professional TV/film actor. You may have seen me as Barry in the Full Monty and more recently as Michael Ellacott (Holliday Grainger's dad) in J.K.Rowling's 'Strike' series.

I act on the canvas with colour to make a show without words.


Abstract #2, Oil on canvas, 2021, £300

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Arncliffe, Oil on canvas, 2021, £175

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St Ives Cambridge, Oil on canvas, 2021, £300

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Projects and exhibitions


Abstract Expressionists 'Artist of the Week' on Fine Art America

01/01/2021 — 07/01/2021

The Abstract Expressionist group on Fine Art America (1841 members) select an 'Artist of the Week' each week.

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#simoncartertakeover OCA Instagram takeover

30/08/2020 — 31/08/2020

1 of 58 paintings chosen by Simon Carter for the 1st OCA guest curation of Painting/Drawing students' work across all courses/all years.

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Posers at 30

04/12/2019 — 19/01/2020

Celebrating 30 years of weekly Life Drawing sessions at the Cambridge School of Art, professional and amateur artists, illustrators, designers, architects, painters, sculptors, students and those who just enjoy drawing come together to exhibit their intriguing and eclectic works in this fascinating balcony exhibition running co-currently with...

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Transition Art magazine.

11/06/2019 — 11/09/2019

My review on Unnatural Wonders by Arthur C. Danto was published in issue 2 of Transition Art magazine.

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New OCA Interior Design Foundation Course.

01/11/2018 — 01/06/2019

1 NOVEMBER 2018 New distance learning course: Foundations in Interior Design. One of my assessment paintings from Drawing 1 was selected to advertise the OCA's new Interior Design Foundation course.

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Logo design for East of England OCA group

01/07/2017 — ongoing

My logo was chosen for the East on England OCA group.

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East of England regional Open College of the arts group

01/06/2017 — ongoing

Co-founder of East of England regional OCA group.

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Other keywords
AbstractLandscapeColouristSemi figurative