Paul Brotherton

Visual Artist (Contemporary Painting) UK

CV  /  Education

Art & Design and Teacher Education

  • Cyprus College of Art: 2008; awarded (UK Level 4) ASET Post-16 Teaching Award (Art and Design); teaching practice at Cyprus College of Art / Cornaro Institute (Larnaca) 2007
  • UCL Institute Of Education (University of London): 2005 - 2006; attending part-time for 12 months at the IOE (Department of Art, Design & Museology) in Bloomsbury London, reading postgraduate 'Art and Design in Education'
  • City College Manchester (The Manchester College): 2003; awarded (UK Level 4) City & Guilds 7407 / 01 Certificate in Further Education Teaching
  • Wolverhampton School of Art (Faculty of Art & Design, University of Wolverhampton): 1972 - 1975; awarded BA Honours degree in graphic design
  • Sheffield School of Art (Psalter Lane; now Sheffield Hallam University): 1971 - 1972; completed 'Foundation in Art and Design'

CV - Current career


January 2000 - present - Paul Brotherton; Visual Artist (Contemporary painting) : studio based arts practice - original drawings and paintings have been installed in more than 50 exhibitions including shows in UK, USA and Europe (see Exhibitions List)

International Award

Encomio all'artista :- Comune di Vico del Gargano, Regione Puglia, Italy / Trevisan International Art ('San Valentino' International Collective Exhibition - February 2013)

Studio Residencies

  • Cyprus College of Art (Lempa, Paphos, Cyprus) - 2 week 'Artist's short studio visit' (22nd April to 3rd May 2019)
  • Hub Artists (Elevator Building, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, UK) - 2 month studio residency (November - December 2015)
  • Wolverhampton School of Art (Fine Art Department, Faculty of Arts, University of Wolverhampton, UK) - invited, as an Alumni of the School Of Art, to be participant in a 5 day studio-based painting masterclass workshop; 'Dirty Practice' - Research Initiative (22nd to 26th June 2015) 


Freelance part-time Post-16 Art Lecturer: 2003 - 2013; Artist-talks, teaching, lectures and projects that Paul planned and delivered, included; 

  • Manchester Art Gallery (Mosley Street): Manchester City Galleries Trust; in collaboration with the Friends team and Curators of the Collection, Paul was invited to research, select works from the MAG Collection, plan, demonstrate art techniques and teach the inaugural series of 4 practical masterclass and art-class events, in the gallery education rooms, to Best Friends and Patrons of Manchester Art Gallery (2010 - 2012)
  • Whitworth Art Gallery: Paul was invited by the Curator of the Historic Collection, to research, select work from the Collection and give a talk on 19th Century techniques of watercolour painting, as part of the Study Day event 'Unstable States: Watercolour today' during the exhibition 'Unstable States: John Ruskin and the Truth about Water' (23rd October 2010)
  • Cornaro Institute / Cyprus College of Art (Larnaca, Cyprus): invited as visiting lecturer to give slide-illustrated lectures to; Art Foundation & Fine Art Undergraduates (28th November 2007 & 4th March 2010)
  • Cyprus College of Art (Lempa, Paphos): invited as visiting lecturer to give a slide-illustrated lecture to; Fine-art Postgraduates (14th March 2007)
  • Salford City Council (Family, Adult & Community Learning Directorate): planned and taught a PCDL funded inclusive art course to an adult community group (Nov - Dec 2007)
  • Turnpike Gallery / Wigan Leisure Culture Trust (Leigh, Greater Manchester): freelance contracted part-time role as the regular drawing & painting tutor. Paul planned, demonstrated, taught and evaluated 86 inclusive, practical art course sessions and workshops, to all levels of adult learners, in various media including; pencils, ink & wash, watercolour, acrylics and mixed-media (2006 - 2013)
  • Touchstones Rochdale Art Gallery: invited to give a slide-illustrated lecture on own work and career at the gallery to Friends of Rochdale Art Gallery (8th August 2006)
  • Nottingham Broxtowe Borough Council: invited to plan and teach 'Indigenous Arts' funded workshops on 'Contemporary landscapes in acrylics' (12th April 2005 & 16th March 2006) 
  • The Art House (Wakefield, West Yorkshire): professional member of national arts charity; invited to sit on national exhibition Selection Panel. Attended Board development days (at Henry Moore Institute & Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and regular board meetings as appointed voluntary artists representative on The Art House Board of Management (2004 - 2006) 
  • Arc Arts Project Stockport: part-time voluntary arts-worker and City & Guilds 7407/01 student teacher placement, leading to the role of associate artist. Paul later returned to the role of associate artist teacher at Arc studios; planning, demonstrating, teaching and evaluating various art projects, including 'Arts for Life' and 'Inspirations from the past....techniques & perspectives' (2003 - 2005 and 2009 - 2010)  
  • Start Manchester Arts Project (a partnership between NHS and Manchester City Council): voluntary student teacher placement; leading to an invitation to plan, teach and evaluate a themed studio project; 'Watercolour landscape', as a visiting artist teacher (2003 - 2004)

CV - Earlier career

1983 - 1997 - Paul Brotherton Design; freelance graphic artist, designer & business consultant

1978 - 1982 - British Airways (based at London Heathrow Airport) CAA licenced long-haul air cabin crew (B747 & SVC10 / B707 fleets); operated to 55 intercontinental destinations (accepted severance package to re-focus on his art and design career) 

1976 - 1978 - Mount Charlotte Investments (Leeds) branch; George Hotel Keswick; assistant manager