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Paul Butterworth Artist

Born in Epsom in 1956 and brought up in Yorkshire I now live in Cambridge. I'm an actor and  graduating year BA (Hons) Painting student at the University for the Creative Arts/Open College of the Arts. I have converted my garage into a studio and run my painting practice alongside my acting career. I played Barry in the Full Monty and feature as Richard in Allelelujah starring Jennifer Saunders to be released on 17th Feb 2023.


Artist Statement

I love colour and see it as visual music.


My process has two elements. Firstly, I act on canvas, working in the moment and reacting to the colours and shapes as I would to actors in a scene. Secondly, I compose the canvas into an aesthetic whole.


My aim is to connect and bring a little joy into the world.

My most recent painting 

Let's Have Another Party, oil on canvas, 51 x 51 cm, 13/09/2022

Let's Have Another party, oil on canvas, 51 x 51 cm, oil on canvas (£286 but reserved for