Paul’s work created a pioneering attitude and was a major influence in the way leisure branding changed the face of the high street. His core skills are photo-graphic design, branding/brand development, image re-mastering, writing and conceptual thinking.
As an experienced visual designer and artist working across many mediums from concept to production, Paul has worked in the worlds of entertainment/retail, fashion and publishing. Paul recently designed and published the best selling book 'Eight Arms to Hold You', a focused photographic study of The Beatles during the making of the film HELP!
Paul has just completed 'The Beatles - All You Need Is Love' and is in the process of designing and performing restoration on 'The Beatles - Tom Murray's Mad Day Out', also 'Michael Randolph / The Rolling Stones - Rock and Roll Circus'
Paul's fine/mixed medium art is on one hand from his own twilight world, on the other inspired by many of the great rock and roll photographers such as Astrid Kirchherr ,Dezzo Hoffmann, Chris McHugh, Tom Murray, Michael Randolph, Bill Orchard, David Magnus, David Graves, Duncan Bryceland, Lehtikuva Oy,
Bob Whitaker and the many archives such as Rex/Shutterstock, Getty and ITV etc. that hold amazing images, many without names to credit. Paul's goal in creating his own variations is that it will deliver these images and names across generations.
Prior to his total 'rock and roll' focus, Paul had co authored, designed and published the book that has become known as 'The Bible of Golf'. It is considered the worlds most luxurious book on golf, it's also the most rock 'n' roll.
The book was published through 'ARCHIVUM' a company formed by Paul and Simon Weitzman.
Paul has always painted and maintains the opinion that art, along with music, is one of the last human attributes that truly defines us as an individual. Although Paul's main 'output' is art and design, his real passion is the making and producing of music.
Paul loves art and design but always maintains his real passion is music production and writing.
As an artist has exhibited in London, Tokyo and Paris.
Paul's current audio project is a soundtrack to accompany his 'Alice - The Other-side of Nowhere' painting exhibition. Paul will also be releasing his own book on 'Alice' in early 2018. He is also developing a submersive ALICE VR experience. Check out the 'Alice' hangout on Facebook.
The John Lennon Exhibition - Liverpool (L>R) David Webster Roger Appleton Paul Skellett