Paul Kavanagh was born in Liverpool in 1947.
The artist studied at Nottingham University. During the 1970’s and 1980’s he carried out a series of commercial and commissioned work for Vickerys Fine Arts, Folkestone and the Clare Gallery, Tunbridge Wells. He has exhibited his paintings exclusively at the Linda Blackstone Gallery since 1996.
In the last ten years a more individual style has been evolving. Inspiration has been drawn variously from the world of everyday, human relationships, and literary sources. In the work the artist aims to express human feelings and to assert human values.
Recent work has concentrated on the artist’s permanent and long lived love affair with the city of artists – Paris. Paul’s particular strength is in the depiction of light, used to create a sense of particular atmosphere – the light shining from inside the half-lit brasserie, seen from the rain-soaked streets late at night, or the light emanating from the warm cafe, condensation blurring the lettering on the glass front, all seen as though from the light drizzle reflecting under the street lamps in the evening light.
All works are executed in oil on canvas.