Paul has designed, painted, sold and exported over 300 hundred pieces of his unique high quality Trompe l'Oeil painted furniture. His latest pieces of work can be viewed in his studio / art gallery in Argegno on Lake Como in northern Italy that is open 7 days per week.
Biography: Paul Wright is a British Artist specialising in murals, contemporary paintings in oil, faux effects, Trompe l’Oeil painted furniture, and watercolours. He was born near Liverpool where he lived during the “Swinging Sixties” Beatles era. Following a period of study at the Southport College of Art, Paul’s first job was as a designer with a shop window display company in the centre of Liverpool. In 1963 however, at the height of the “Mersey Beat” era and as “Beatle-Mania” was about to sweep the world, Paul became involved in painting murals in many of the new clubs that were springing up all over the city of Liverpool. When the Beatles left the city and went international demand for Paul’s work by the clubs diminished and he went to work as a scenic designer for the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre and, over the next eighteen years, worked all over England for various, prestigious theatres and in 1982 won the London West End Scenic Art award for “The Aspen Papers” starring Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Reeve. Paul progressed into television and was a member of the scenic-design team responsible for the science fiction series “Dr.Who” as well as working in films for British television. During this period he also worked on many TV commercials and his experience in theatre, television and film led to him working on a multi-million pound TV ice-ballet spectacular based on Tchaikowski’s “Sleeping Beauty” that was screened to a world wide audience. In 1982 Paul started his own decorative art studio in the county of Surrey outside London where he specialised in hand painted interiors for private homes, villas, hotels, offices, clubs etc. At the same time he developed his Trompe l’Oeil work applying the technique not only to murals but also to furniture. The business took off immediately and before long Paul was exporting his unique furniture to the US, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong and many other countries as well as continuing his mural work. Paul’s work attracted the attention of important architects and clients such as Mohamed Al Fayed (owner of Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, London), Mike Rutherford (lead guitarist of the rock band “Genesis”), Phil Collins (ex-”Genesis”), the Sutton Place Arts Foundation (at one time the home of Paul Getty), His Royal Highness the Sultan of Brunei, Ratners Jewellers and Garrards Crown Jewellers. He also designed and painted many trade show exhibition stands including for the World Wildlife Fund. In 1991 Paul moved to northern Italy where he continues to work from his studio - art gallery base besides Lake Como, travelling all over Europe and to the US. Paul’s work has been featured in many art exhibitions in Britain, in two programmes for Italian Television, plus periodicals world wide notably the “Architectural Digest” “The Times” and “The Wall Street Journal.”
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