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New York Hexaptych

I’m really excited to share with you one of my latest paintings New York Hexaptych, created in response to my recent New York trips which you can read all about in my London/New York journal post. Especially when visiting Manhattan I’m always stunned by the way the reflections in the glass & metal in the skyscrapers surrounding you continually...

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Paul Kenton, UK contemporary cityscape artist, being filmed by Good Morning America as he sketches on location in New York in preparation for a collection of new original paintings

London / New York

I have always wanted to pair these two vibrant cities, as I am captivated by the similarities they share in their immense scale, diverse culture and non-stop liveliness. What an incredible experience! It has forever been a dream of mine to exhibit in New York, and in March 2019 this finally became a reality. After months of painting and...

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The Retro Collection by Paul Kenton, UK contemporary artist, retro inspired original paintings

Retro Collection

The Retro Collection marks a new area of experimentation in my art practice – combining realism and abstraction to create a painting which is simultaneously both detailed and blurred. I’m thrilled to reveal to you my Retro Collection, featuring five new paintings each inspired by a classic symbol of 1980s pop culture – the ghettoblaster, tv, film camera, typewriter...

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Shard Reflections, live pastel drawing session

Here’s another one of my daily drawings, which you can catch live on my Instagram every day. In this video, you can watch me capture the strong reflections cast on the River Thames on a bright day in London. Working from sketches I did on a boat on the River Thames, I had just 30 minutes to complete this...

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St Pauls Cathedral, pastels live painting session

This was a quick pastels piece, working with techniques to add motion. I really enjoy these sessions, which I regularly broadcast live on Instagram. You can follow me on Instagram to drop in and watch drawing and painting sessions like this as I’m creating, where you can then ask me questions or comment and we can share the experience....

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The new studio of Paul Kenton, UK contemporary cityscape artist, where new original paintings will be created

Works Studio

At last. A space for endless creativity, a space for imagination, a space to thrive. For many years, this studio has been my dream, patiently waiting to happen.  The objective of the studio build was to create my ideal work environment. The elements of my art and the characteristics of my studio are surprisingly similar, links to which I...

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