Paul Horton


Paul Horton has been painting and exhibiting his art for over 40 years, his inner determination and self-belief to dedicate his life to art has earned him a reputation as one of the most popular artists of his generation. Growing up on a council estate during the sixties and seventies has played a significant part in forging his character. During those days times were tough and as a child he struggled with ill health that had a detrimental effect and his ability to find his true place within the classroom environment. Out of adversity his natural talent for art emerged; not only did it represent a form of escapism but ultimately as fate would have it became his destiny. Horton was once described by his art teacher as ‘drawing like a pre-Raphaelite’ which encouraged him to seek out and study the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. Inspired by this he developed a deep interest in figurative painting which he cultivated during life drawing classes at the renowned Bournville School of Art. It was his studies in the traditional use of the figure and approach to realistic representation that allowed him years later the confidence to paint and sculpt from his imagination. During the mid-eighties Paul’s art took a major change of direction, he was invited to a local puppet theatre that was about to close its doors for the last time. Given access to the storeroom of puppets and marionettes, what he found laid out before him he would later describe as ‘a lost world’. It was a world full of fables, fairy-tales and folklore that became a cathartic turning point, as he breathed life into the strange and bizarre characters before him. The first paintings showed the puppets still with strings and it was only sometime later that he released them from their bonds, creating his own assortment of personalities and the beginnings of the work you see today. We are taken on a journey through his own personal iconography and symbolism; the house of love offering protection and sanctuary from what can be a cruel and unforgiving world, the working man who toils for his loved ones without complaint, the benevolent wizard with his lantern as a beacon of hope that offers an escape from the darkness and the man of mystery, whose complexities serve to remind us that there are hidden depths behind everything we see. He also has a desire to represent traditional themes based on the landscape and everyday life that are woven into the narrative he creates. There is a strong emotional connection that opens up his work to a variety of rich interpretation. In the Autumn of 2013 Paul was rewarded with a major exhibition at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, a rare and prestigious accolade which is testament to his talent and the dedication given throughout his life. His extensive knowledge of the history of art allows him to be inspired by the methods and materials of artists such as Degas and Chagall. He is often described as the modern-day Lowry, with his paintings being imbued with a working-class spirit and ethic that is rarely seen. In spite of this, there are clear and constant truths that only belong to Paul and his audience; he has an innate ability as a storyteller that enthrals those who have come to know and love his work and taken him to a popularity he never thought possible.


Title - A Snowmans Story
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 18 x 15.5 inches

Edition - Edition of 50
Price - £425.00


Title - At The Heart Of It All
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 24 x 18 inches

Edition - Edition of 195
Price - £495.00


Title - At the Heart Of It All
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 32 x 26 inches

Edition - Edition of 70
Price - £595.00


Title - Beyond The Darkest Hour
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 13.5 x 22 inches

Edition - Edition of 50
Price - £450.00


Title - Bridge To My Heart
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 18 x 15.5 inches

Edition - Edition of 195
Price - £395.00


Title - Heart To Heart
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 10 x 10 inches

Edition - Edition of 50
Price - £250.00


Title - Love is all Around
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 14 x 18 inches

Edition - Edition of 50
Price - £395.00


Title - Love is all Around - Canvas
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 17 x 22 inches

Edition - Edition of 20
Price - £495.00


Title - Make My Day
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 18 x 19 inches

Edition - Edition of 50
Price - £450.00


Title - Make My Day - Canvas
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 26 x 28 inches

Edition - Edition of 25
Price - £650.00


Title - Mother Earth
Medium - Original Pastel

Size - 26 x 26 inches
Price - £8500.00


Title - Mother Earth
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 26 x 26 inches

Edition - Edition of 70
Price - £595.00


Title - Mr Scarecrow
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 6.5 x 8 inches

Edition - Edition of 50
Price - £175.00


Title - On The Sunny Side
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 10 x 12 inches

Edition - Edition of 95
Price - £275.00


Title - One Small Step For Man
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 24 x 28 inches

Edition - Edition of 25
Price - £650.00


Title - Reach Out For Love
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 18.5 x 22 inches

Edition - Edition of 195
Price - £495.00


Title - Riding The Waves
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 18.5 x 22 inches

Edition - Edition of 195
Price - £495.00


Title - Secrets of the Seasons
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 36 x 8 inches

Edition - Edition of 95
Price - £495.00


Title - Secrets of the Seasons - Upright
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 8 x 36 inches

Edition - Edition of 95
Price - £495.00


Title - Secrets of the Seasons Autumn
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 10 x 10 inches

Edition - Edition of 25
Price - £250.00



Title - Secrets of the Seasons Spring
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 10 x 10 inches

Edition - Edition of 25
Price - £250.00



Title - Secrets of the Seasons Summer
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 10 x 10 inches

Edition - Edition of 25
Price - £250.00



Title - Secrets of the Seasons Winter
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 10 x 10 inches

Edition - Edition of 25
Price - £250.00



Title - Some Enchanted Evening
Medium - Limited Edition Sculpture

Size - 13 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches

Edition - Edition of 150
Price - £695.00


Title - Sunshine Day
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 9 x 9 inches

Edition - Edition of 195
Price - £250.00


Title - Sweet Bird Of Fortune
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 9 x 9 inches

Edition - Edition of 195
Price - £250.00


Title - Thats The Way To Do It
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 10.5 x 15 inches

Edition - Edition of 50
Price - £325.00


Title - The Colour of Love
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 9 x 9 inches

Edition - Edition of 95
Price - £250.00


Title - The House That Love Built
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 26 x 26 inches

Edition - Edition of 70
Price - £595.00


Title - The Mad Mad Moonlight
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 19.5 x 9 inches

Edition - Edition of 50
Price - £325.00


Title - Time For Tea
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 10 x 12 inches

Edition - Edition of 95
Price - £275.00


Title - Where Time Stands Still
Medium - Limited Edition on Canvas

Size - 35 x 15 inches

Edition - Edition of 40
Price - £595.00


Title - You Light Up My Life
Medium - Limited Edition on Paper

Size - 18 x 16 inches

Edition - Edition of 50
Price - £375.00