Paul Minter

“Each picture is poised to add a touch of splendour and magic to any contemporary home, a window to- for most of us – another world”.    OX Magazine  April ‘21

Paul’s paintings of historic houses bring to life the colour and grandeur of times past. “These interiors inspired me to take up a career in designing costumes for film and television productions, to collect Sevres porcelain, and to live surrounded by beautiful things”

From a distance the paintings seem almost photographic but as you get closer the true magic is revealed as the mass of details evaporate into painter’s alchemy.  As in the theatre sets of the past, everything is merely suggested.

Painting these places that he loves was Paul’s response to the pandemic. “These are the places that inspire me and raise my spirts, the patience and skills of the craftsmen who designed and made them takes my breath away, they were what I missed most.