Paul Riley’s artistic career began at the age of 15 when the Royal Academy accepted one of his works for their Summer Exhibition. At that time he was the youngest painter to have work exhibited at the Academy. Since graduating from Kingston Art School in 1965 Paul has had many solo and group exhibitions both in the UK and Europe, and further afield in Kuwait and Australia. Primarily an oil painter and printmaker, Paul also became fascinated by the medium of watercolour. In the last 20 years he has established himself as one of Britain’s leading watercolourists.
Paul teaches watercolour and oil painting both here in Devon, England and abroad. He has also written three bestselling instructional books on watercolour and contributes regularly to The Artist Magazine.