Paul Hedley was born in 1947 and brought up in Chatham, Kent. His relaxed style combines incisive observation and capable draughtsmanship, and he has produced these soft, subtle, almost sensuous paintings with a deft skill that must escalate him into one of the elite band of figurative artists in England today.

Paul and his artist wife, the artist Dianne Flynn lived and worked in Normandy from 1989 to 1997. but are now living in Dorset. Paul has been a full-time artist since 1989.

1966-68 Medway College of Art

1967 Winner in the Camden Painting Competition

1968 - 71 Maidstone College of Art (awarded Diploma in Art and Design)

1971 David Murray Landscape Scholarship

1976 Prizewinner in the Camden Painting Competition

2001 First prize at the Southwest Academy of Arts


 The Lockshop, Camden Lock, London Gallery 273, Queen Mary College, London

Fairfield Halls, Croydon Axis Gallery, Brighton

Fraser Carver Gallery, Thames Ditton John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

Turrets Gallery, Barnet Francis Iles Gallery, Rochester

Blackheath Gallery, London Edwin Pollard Gallery, London

Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester Priory Gallery, Cheltenham & Broadway

Nevill Gallery, Canterbury Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh

Oakham Gallery, London

Galerie Chaye, Honfleur


 Royal Society of British Artists New English Art Club

Hampstead Artist’ Council Royal Institute of Oil Painters

Southwest Academy of Arts Camden Arts Centre

Datchet Gallery, Datchet Bath Contemporary Arts Fair

Liberty’s Art Gallery, London Focus Gallery, Nottingham

Barry Keene Gallery, Henley-on-Thames Cooper Fine Arts, London

Bourne Gallery, Reigate The Marine House, Beer

Clifton Gallery, Bristol W H Patterson, London

Walker Galleries, Harrogate & Honiton Wren Gallery, Burford

Rainer Joniskeit Gallery, Stuttgart Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh

 Paul’s work is in the collections of the London borough of Camden, Queen Mary College Industrial Research Unit and many corporate and private collections in Britain and abroad.