Paul Thirkell, RWA
“…. Images and image fragments begin to make themselves known to me, and through placing them in opposition to one another the journey of each work begins……”
Dr Paul Thirkell RE RWA is an artist and art educator, recognised internationally for his innovative approaches to printmaking and for his intricate, dreamlike images. Currently based at studios in Cotham, Bristol, Paul relocated to the UK from Australia in the mid-1990s. In 2000 he was awarded a doctorate from the University of the West of England for his research into integrating digital imaging techniques with rare 19th-century printing processes – and he is one of only a very few practising printmakers to use the collotype process.
In 2008 Paul was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and an honorary member of the Licht ruck (collotype) Association, Leipzig. He became an Academician of the RWA in 2016.