Ash, skywards, 15 x 15cm, © Paul Newman, 2011 (sold)


Drawings are made using a variety of grades of Daler Rowney Derwent pencil. Soft tones are continually blended and overlaid and built up in layers. No erasers are used other than in the under-drawing stage, which can take several hours to complete. I make sketches and observations whilst out walking and use photography as another tool to develop ideas, working on the final piece when back in the studio.

Please enquire by email to check on availability.



Under the Oath Tree (Tolpuddle Sycamore), 32 x 24cm, © Paul Newman, 2018



A storytelling in the Gwyle, 28 x 28 cm, © Paul Newman, 2018

Cloud Study towards Ridge Hill

Cloud Study (Towards Ridge Hill), 26 x 22 cm, © Paul Newman 2017 (sold)


Queen of the Woods

Queen of the Woods, 26 x 26cm, © Paul Newman 2017



An approaching squall; a lark, alarmed 29 x 23 cm, © Paul Newman 2017


Needles commission

The Shadows that Day, 27 x 21 cm, © Paul Newman 2016 (sold)



In the Margins, 21 x 30cm, © Paul Newman 2015 (sold)


Turning at Haytor, 34 x 20 cm, © Paul Newman 2015 (sold)


Coastal Entrance (the last Quarryman), 21 x 26 cm, © Paul Newman 2015 (sold)


The Raven’s Turn, 26 x 21 cm, © Paul Newman 2014


Chase of a Sensation- Bellever Tor, 28 x 19 cm, © Paul Newman 2014  (sold)


Boulders Break the Surface, 23 x 19 cm, © Paul Newman 2013


A Confluence of Waters, 23 x 19 cm, © Paul Newman 2013


Nissen Hut Remains, Tarrant Rushton Airfield, Dorset, 1992-2012,  19 x 24 cm, © Paul Newman 2013 (sold)

Nissen Hut Remains, (Front) Tarrant Rushton Airfield, Dorset, 1992-2012

Nissen Hut Remains, (Front) Tarrant Rushton Airfield, Dorset, 1992-2012, 22 x 24 cm, © Paul Newman 2013  (sold)


Writhing Ash, 29 x 41 cm, © Paul Newman 2014 (sold)

Langdon Hill

Langdon Hill, 15 x 15cm, © Paul Newman 2011  (in private collection)


Bellever Tor, Dartmoor, 15 x 15cm, © Paul Newman 2010  (sold)


Haytor Gasping, 21 x 18 cm, © Paul Newman 2010

Light Distilled on Lewesdon Hill

Light Distilled on Lewesdon Hill, 22 x 18 cm, © Paul Newman 2009  (sold)


Reaching Kes Tor Well, 17 x 21cm, © Paul Newman 2009


When the Wood Hears, 19 x 23 cm, © Paul Newman 2011  (sold)


Imminent (Round Island from Arne), 21 x 30 cm, © Paul Newman 2009  (sold)


Retreat (Round Island from Arne), 20 x 30 cm, © Paul Newman 2009  (sold)


Day’s End at Eggardon Hill, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2008 (sold)


Baptism at Middlebere, 18 x 23 cm, © Paul Newman 2007 (sold)


Passage, Wells Cathedral, 23 x 18 cm, © Paul Newman 2008  (sold)


Ages, Wells Cathedral, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2008  (sold)

Cold Crept In

Cold Crept In, 19 x 16 cm, © Paul Newman 2007  (in private collection)

Path to Golden Cap

Path to Golden Cap, 15 x 15cm, © Paul Newman 2007  (sold)


Langdon Hill, 22 x 16 cm, © Paul Newman 2010  (sold)


Winspit, 21 x 16cm, © Paul Newman 2007  (in private collection)


Font, St Aldhelm’s Chapel, Purbeck, 19 x 24 cm, © Paul Newman 2006  (sold)


Landon Quoit, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2006 (in private collection)


Fissure, (Kimmeridge Ledges) 16 x 20cm © Paul Newman 2006 (sold)


The Plague Market, Merivale, 15 x 15cm, © Paul Newman 2006


Silton Oak, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2005  (in private collection)


Ivy, near Forde Abbey, 15 x 15cm,  Paul Newman 2005 (sold)


Willow, Somerset Levels, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2004  (in private collection)


Yew, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2004  (in private collection)


Pine, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2005 (in private collection)


Holly, Powerstock churchyard, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2004 (sold)


Chard School, 15 x 15cm, © Paul Newman 2004 (sold)


The Gatehouse, Corfe, 18 x 24 cm, © Paul Newman 2002



20 thoughts on “gallery

  1. I have come to drawing late in life and, while your work is easily superior to mine, I find we are moored happily in the same style. Thank you for sharing your work and your experience. Much appreciated.


      • Thank you so much for your kind reply. My wife and I live in Maine, in the US, but we are good friends with Jane and John Sleigh and have been to Bristol to visit them a number of times. We understand that you have all recently had a new grandson enter your life—congratulations!


  2. Hi Paul, are you still teaching. I gave just got two students into SCAT aka Bridgwater & Taunton. Showed them some of your work and I am hoping that your drawings will give inspiration to one of them who is most definitely talented in fine art, but sadly didn’t get enough GCSEs to do the A level so going for level 2 A&D for one year. Nice to see you work on sale around and about. I still have a chrdistmas date from you from when we studied for pgce. Your work is still amazing. I have also started taking art lessons finally. If only I could ever draw like you!


    • Nice to hear from you! All going well, finally managed to get my work ‘out there’ and am now also involved helping organise Somerset Art Weeks. I’ve done some bits and pieces with SPAEDA too- I seem to be happy seeing where this goes, there’s no grand plan! Glad to hear the work might be of inspiration to others. Hope all is well with you?


    • Thank you- I don’t give tutorials but the best advice I can give is practice and be open to constructive criticism and then make changes! I use all grades of pencil, an electric sharpener and Bristol Board which enables the detail. Observation and measuring are key.


  3. I own a watercolor painting of a old multi-sailed sailing ship signed “Paul Newman 83” and am unable to determine which Paul Newman di the work. Any chance you are the artist?


  4. Lots of work here Paul that i have never seen before. You go from strength to strength. Would love to meet up again sometime in the not too distant future


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