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Hi, I'm

Paul Talbot-Greaves

I'm an artist, author and tutor with a 30 year long passion for painting.


I'm passionate about


capturing the moods of the landscape environment, particularly through the use of light to depict those idyllic days where shadows dance through the woods as you walk the dog, or those brooding moods that chase you off the moor and back to a coffee by a cosy log fire.

My passion for art began...

when I was five years old and that vision has never wavered throughout my life. Now into my 25th year as a full time painter, author, and tutor, I am proud to have my work distributed throughout the globe, with four published art books, and highly regarded as a popular tutor in the world of painting. In 2023 I was elected as a member of the prestigious Royal Institute Of Painters In Watercolours.

My work...


varies between three disciplines of watercolour, acrylic and oil, of which I have been labelled a master painter by fellow artists and professional bodies in the creative sector. My landscape work often reflects the rugged scenery of the Yorkshire hills where I live, drawing my inspiration from historical connections using layers of colour, texture, shapes and patterns applied with energy and feeling. 


I aim to connect with my audience on an

emotional level, often drawing attention to elements of a subject that go unnoticed.

I write...
many articles for The Artist magazine (UK), have four practical art books published and I've contributed to various others. I'm represented by numerous galleries based around the North of England.
I can be found on Instagram and Facebook where I regularly post up to date pieces and inspirational stories. If you're a fan please give me a follow - it means such a lot to me to have your support.

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President Halifax Art Society

Member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours


Companion of the International Guild of Artists

Associate of the British Watercolour Society

Advisory panellist for Artists and Illustrators magazine



Holmfirth Artweek 2013, Best in show

The Artist’ award Patchings 2017

Canson Award, Patchings 2017

The Artist Purchase Prize 2021

The Artist Award, Patchings 2021

Chaoshan Watercolour Award, RI Annual Exhibition 2022


Watercolour for starters (D&C) (Author)

30 Minute Landscapes (Walter Foster, USA) (Author)

30 Minute Landscapes in Watercolour' (Harper Collins) (Author)

Landscapes in Watercolour (Crowood Press) (Author)

Watercolour layer-by-layer (Walter Foster, USA) (Contributor)

101 Top techniques (D&C) (Contributor)

Complete Watercolour (Quarto Press) (Contributor)

The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques (Search Press) (Contributor)



2001 - 2014 Solo exhibitions, Harrison Lord Fine Art, West Yorkshire

2013 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London

2015 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London

2017 Patchings Art Festival, Nottingham

2018 RI Annual Exhibition, London

2020 RI Annual Exhibition, London

2021 RI Annual Exhibition, London

2021 World of Modern Watercolour, Moscow

2021 TALP Open, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire

2022 RI Annual Exhibition, London

2023 RI Annual Exhibition, London

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Thank you!

for spending a moment in my world. I hope you find some pleasure or inspiration from my work

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