Paul Donaghy

Paul Donaghy was born in Portadown, Co. Armagh in 1964. After studying at the University of Ulster, Belfast, he established a successful career in graphic design before later devoting himself to painting.

Donaghy�s subjects and variations on themes are classical in nature and refer to masters such as C�zanne, Morandi, De Stael and Matisse while acknowledging the work of the Scottish Colourists. Working much with palette knife, his paintings are characterised by vigorous splashes of colour along with a concern for his medium, with highlights of heavy impasto on areas where pigment is otherwise barely staining the canvas. Donaghy�s roots as a designer are still visible in the strong shapes, lines and bold colour that... READ MORE