‘The work, building on themes developed over fifty years, tries to find the awe-inspiring in that which is easily passed by. It contains issues of fragility, beauty and transience in the landscape: marks and scars left by man and the potential threat to the few remaining areas of wilderness. Looking at the micro and thinking about the macro, I aim for each print to be a beautiful, irresistible, thought provoking object.’

– Paul Kenny

Born and educated in Salford, in the Northwest of England, Paul Kenny completed his Fine Art Degree at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1975.

Following 35 years living in a rural/coastal setting, he has recently moved into the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

He has travelled to work in Japan, France and Ireland but the main focus in developing his unique vision is the remote beaches of Wester Ross in north-west Scotland and the Western fringes of the outlying Islands.

In 2000 he was made a Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in North West Mayo, Eire.

He has work in some major public and private collections including Deutche Bank, Goldman Sachs, the National Photography Collection, Bradford, the National Gallery of Scotland and the V&A, London

I’ve been working for almost two years developing my work into moving images. They are not exactly animation and not exactly movies. They are like slowly evolving versions of my still work. Martin Barnes at the V&A coined the term “moving stills”, which I quite like.

Early pieces can be seen HERE

The most finished piece Bun na Sphéire (The Bottom of the Sky) is 15.5 minutes and was so successful I commissioned the composer Richard J Birkin to write and record an original soundtrack . Now the two are combined I think it’s the most assured, lovely piece of work I’ve ever made.

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