Paul Gadenne is a Canterbury-based artist who works principally in watercolour and acrylic. He is a Chartered Designer with a background in commercial Interior Architecture and Exhibition Design. His own practice, Paul Gadenne Associates, worked successfully throughout the Eighties in Canterbury and London. Paul has been a Design Lecturer at Hastings College of Art and taught Graphics and Design at St Edmund’s School Canterbury for over 20 years.
His work features a wide range of subjects but most tend to have an element of narrative and the everyday. Paul’s paintings are in public and private collections in the UK and abroad and can be seen at local Art Galleries and Open Art Shows throughout the year.
Paul is an SAA Professional Art Teacher and currently teaches "Art for Everyone" - art lessons for adults of all abilities at venues in Dunkirk and Sandwich, Kent.
Paul Gadenne is represented by The Stark Gallery, Canterbury, Kent.
The Royal Institute for Painters in Watercolours Exhibition
The Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
The London Group Open Exhibition
The Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition
The Art in the Dockyard Exhibition, Chatham
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
The "Outside The White Cube"
The Cork Street Open Art Exhibition.
- The Bainbridge-Copnall Art Trophy 2014 (Canterbury Society of Art) with 'Leviathan'.
- Winsor & Newton Runner-up Prize for 'No.3 Slip' - Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition 2013, Bankside Gallery, Bankside, London.
- Winner of Landscape Category with 'No.3 Caisson' - The Art in the Dockyard Exhibition 2013, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chatham.
-Highly Commended - EAC Art Awards 2013 with 'An Angel this way Passed'
- Winner of the UK National Online Open Art Competition 2012 with 'An Angel this way Passed'.
- Page Turner Award Winner 2012- Turner Contemporary , Margate with 'Parkour 2'
- 'The Artist' Prize for 'Canterbury Colossus' - Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition 2012, Bankside Gallery, Bankside, London.
- The Bainbridge-Copnall Art Trophy 2012 (Canterbury Society of Art) with 'My little chair'.