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Paul Stafford, born 1957 in Oldham, Lancashire.  His interest in figurative art can be traced back to his roots in Lancashire where he began exploring the figure whiles studying on his formative Foundation course in Art and Design.  As a post grad student at the prestigious Slade School of Sculpture in London, Paul was 'the year's most promising student'.  He has continued to work in sculpture and painting and drawing, always working on the real rather than the imagined and has exhibted widely both in the UK and internationally.

Paul has studios in London and the South of France and in 2011 was elected a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.  in 2012 he was made an Honorary Fellow of Kingston University.

Paul's exhibition 'Sex in the City' was a ground breaking project in which all of the art, involving hand painted intimate body casts, was created in the gallery space.  This exploration of the sexuality of Londoners in 2014 attracted huge press and television attention.

Paul's early life in the Lancashire Mill town has in part inspired his current body of work.  Long a fan of Coronation Street, Paul and his daughter visited the old set in 2015 to be told that it was being knocked down in December of that year.  From that date Pal worked furiously on paintings of 'The Street'.  He scoured the web for memorabilia and press photos fo times gone by and he painted Hilda in front of her 'muriel', Alber wearing his trademark hat and our Tracy wearing next to nothing in a charity shoot.  Some of these paintings will be shown in the fifth annual Kiss Exhibition.

 

 

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