Paul Powis trained as an abstract painter and became interested in landscape when he moved to Worcestershire from London.
Since then he has become an internationally recognised artist with collections in America, Japan and Europe. As well as working extensively for galleries Paul works in publishing in the form of limited edition silkscreen prints, book covers, calendars and greeting cards. Closer to home his work can be seen on permanent display in The Place To Eat restaurant at John Lewis, Bristol and in the Italian restaurant on board the Queen Mary II.
Other clients include Harper Collins, Washington Green, Nouvelles Images and IKEA. His work is predominantly about subjective colour and vibrant mark-making. Paul often paints his landscapes early morning or late afternoon in order to capture long shadows raking over fields and hills. Although his paintings are representational, they lean towards abstraction using constructional spatial devices in the composition, and use of subjective colour to describe space. He is married to artist Sara Hayward.
Sara Hayward is an established artist living and working in Worcestershire. Sara finds inspiration from her travels abroad to the coasts of Europe as well as closer to home on the shores of Great Britain. Sara's artworks include abstract pieces, still life, seascapes as well as portraits. Her portrait of Henry Sandon MBE hangs in the Museum of Royal Worcester.
As well as working extensively for galleries Sara works in publishing in the form of limited edition prints, book covers, calendars and greeting cards. Other clients include Rosenstiel’s, Harper Collins, Washington Green, and the Arthritis Research Campaign.
Her work is predominantly about subjective colour and vibrant mark-making. She studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University and the Royal College of Art, London.
Sara is married to artist Paul Powis.