Haytor, late summer, 21 x 18 cm, © Paul Newman 2010

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.

Netted in a Silver Mist
Netted in a Silver Mist, 27 x 24cm, © Paul Newman, 2019
Netted in a Silver Mist
Under the Oath Tree (Tolpuddle Sycamore), 32 x 24cm, © Paul Newman, 2018
Netted in a Silver Mist
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
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 Messenger, 26 x 21 cm, © Paul Newman 2014
At the edge of Bellever Forest, 28 x 19 cm, © Paul Newman 2014  (sold)
Writhing Ash, 29 x 41 cm, © Paul Newman 2014 (sold)
Alders reflected in the Dart, 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)
Langdon Hill
Langdon Hill, 15 x 15cm, © Paul Newman 2011  (in private collection)
When the Wood Hears, 19 x 23 cm, © Paul Newman 2011  (sold)
Ash, skywards, 15 x 15cm, © Paul Newman, 2011 (sold)
Bellever Tor, Dartmoor, 15 x 15cm, © Paul Newman 2010  (sold)
Sea mist, Langdon Hill, 22 x 16 cm, © Paul Newman 2010  (sold)
Reaching Kes Tor Well, 17 x 21cm, © Paul Newman 2009
Light Distilled on Lewesdon Hill
Light Distilled on Lewesdon Hill, 22 x 18 cm, © Paul Newman 2009  (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)
Ages, Wells Cathedral, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2008  (sold)
Passage, Wells Cathedral, 23 x 18 cm, © Paul Newman 2008  (sold)
Path to Golden Cap
Path to Golden Cap, 15 x 15cm, © Paul Newman 2007  (sold)
Middlebere Heath, late autumn, 18 x 23 cm, © Paul Newman 2007 (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)
Lanyon Quoit, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2006 (in private collection)
Fissure, (Kimmeridge Ledges) 16 x 20cm © Paul Newman 2006 (sold)
Pine, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2005 (in private collection)
The Silton Oak, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2005  (in private collection)
Willow, Somerset Levels, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2004  (in private collection)
Yew, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2004  (in private collection)
Holly, Powerstock churchyard, 15 x 15 cm, © Paul Newman 2004 (sold)


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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