The Full Story


My name is Paul Butterworth and I'm an actor and final year BA (Hons) Painting student at the University for the Creative Arts - Open College of the Arts campus. You may have seen me in the 1997 Full Monty film as Barry and I feature as Richard in Allelujah starring Judi Dench to be released in 2023. I began training as an artist in 2016 when my son went to university.


Artist Statement

I love colours and would like my paintings to add a little happiness to the world. I improvise in oil paint laying down visual riffs and then reacting to them. I draw from nature but also from the sheer joy of colour. 

My Paintings

This is an example of a recent painting. I hope it makes you smile. I don't give them names as I want them to be whatever you need them to be... this is:

No. 21, 2022, oil on canvas, 76 x 61 cm, 2022