Biography

My name is Paul Talbot-Greaves and I am a professional painter and writer from the North of England. I have always been creative and I excelled at art through my school years, so becoming an artist felt natural to me. I work in watercolour, acrylic and oils and I tutor art groups in watercolour - one of the most disciplined but yet extremely popular mediums. I have achieved many accolades on my journey - I was elected as a companion of the International Guild of Artists in 1996 and as an Associate of the British Watercolour Society in 1998. I was made a Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists in 1997 and in 2002 I was elected as President of the Halifax Art Society. In 2003 I was made an advisory panellist of the SAA. I am also an advisory panellist for Artists and Illustrators magazine. I have appeared on British National Television in 1998 both as a regional winner and a national finalist on Channel Four's Watercolour Challenge programme.

I regularly contribute and write for The Artist magazine, and I have extensively written for Artists and Illustrators, Paint (SAA) and numerous other UK publications. I have also produced four teaching art DVDs on the subject of watercolour painting which are regularly shown on Sky TV. I have written four books on the subject of watercolour painting - ‘Watercolour for starters’ is published by David and Charles (2004), ‘30 Minute Landscapes’ published by Walter Foster (2008), USA, ‘30 Minute Landscapes in Watercolour’ published by Harper Collins (2009) and ‘Landscapes in Watercolour’ published by Crowood Press (2009). Some of my work is also published in ‘Watercolour layer-by-layer’ (Walter Foster, USA). I have been teaching and lecturing on the subject of watercolour painting for the last fourteen years and I am extremely proud of my achievements. My demonstrations and workshops are extremely popular and are represented by the Society of All Artists and St Cuthberts Mill.