My name is Paul Hinks, and I am a professional fine artist working primarily in pastel. I was born and raised in Kent, England where I live to this day with my wife and children. I spent a large part of my childhood outdoors, exploring the ancient woodlands and open spaces of this beautiful county, and my creativity is inspired by the colours, shapes and textures of the natural world.
My work is firmly rooted in the classical tradition, with a strong emphasis on accurate drawing and clear rendering of light and shade, but I strive to work beyond a merely photographic representation; to capture something of the heart and soul of the subject on the paper.
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Shortlisted, Artists and Illustrators Magazine Artist of the Year, 2019
Winner, Pastel Category, Jackson’s Art Amateur Art Prize, 2018
Finalist, Sketch for Survival, 2018
Finalist, DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year, 2018
Shortlisted, Jackson’s Art Pastel Portrait Competition, 2017
Featured Artist, Colored Pencil Magazine, 2018
Featured Artist, Made in Kent Magazine, 2018
Cover Artist, “What’s On” Guide Medway & Gravesend, 2018
Fresh Paint, Artists and Illustrators Magazine, 2018
Under the Rainbow Summer Exhibition Bluewater, August 2022
Gravesham Fringe Festival, June 2022