Paul Hinks is a self-taught fine artist working primarily in pastel.  He was born and raised in the south-east of England where he lives to this day with his wife and children.  Growing up he spent a significant amount of time outdoors, exploring the ancient woodlands and open spaces surrounding his childhood home, and his work is informed by the colours, shapes and textures of the natural world.

Inspired by the methods of the classical tradition, his paintings are built upon accurate drawing and strong representations of light and shadow, but he strives to work beyond a merely photographic representation; to capture something of the heart and soul of the subject on the paper.

You can view a gallery of his work here or find information about a commission here.

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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


Exhibition of Wildlife Art, Online, 2023
Spring Awakening Exhibition, Gravesend, April 2023
Meet the Makers Exhibition, Gravesend, March 2023
Under the Rainbow Summer Exhibition, Bluewater, August 2022
Gravesham Fringe Festival, Gravesend, June 2022

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