ABOUT PAUL HAWDON
Paul Hawdon is an Artist and Printmaker based in Cambridge, UK. He primarily works in the media of etching and drawing, with some paintings and watercolours. Paul studied Fine Art at St. Martin's School of Art graduating with a first class honours degree, and then going on to postgraduate study at the Royal Academy Schools of Art.
He was the holder of both an Italian Government Fine Art Scholarship (1985/6) and the Prix de Rome in Printmaking (1988/9). He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) since 1989 and shows regularly at their Bankside Gallery, London. His work has won a number of prizes and he exhibits at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and other mixed shows (see CV).
"My work divides into two main areas; large symbolic, emotionally charged etchings and smaller etchings based on detailed drawings made on location. The large works develop over time, so it can take more than a year for them to find their way. I like to think that these images somehow contain this time, allowing the viewers 'space' to thoughtfully investigate for themselves.
The smaller works are more delicate meditations, that try to capture, through a varied language of mark making, a sense of transient atmosphere and the fleeting moment, moving from gentle nurturing to the unpredictable.
With this website I hope to show some of the work I have made and am making. Whilst my main public output is in etchings, I feel that their birth is underpinned by explorative forays into drawing and painting, to see how I react when I search to prevent my mind from being imprisoned within the constraints of any single approach."