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Paul Kenny – On Photography

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Paul Kenny

Paul Kenny

Born in 1951 and educated in Salford, Northwest  England, Paul Kenny completed his Fine Art Degree at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1975.  In 2004 he returned to North Northumberland where he now lives and works not far from the sea with his wife Margaret. 

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

Since moving back to Northumberland the windswept beaches between Holy Island and Spittal have woven their way into his work,

In 2000 he was made a Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation and now, whenever possible, he spends time at their facility in North West Mayo, Eire.  He has work in some of the worlds major public and private collections including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, the V and A, the National Photography Collection and the National Gallery of Scotland.


Paul was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1951. He graduated with a Fine Art degree from Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic in 1975. In 1976 he started work in local government but photographed in his spare time.

In 1996 he gave up his job and began working full-time as a photographer, specialising in abstract still-life images. Since then he has held numerous solo exhibitions of his work.

His book Seaworks 1998-2013 was published by Triplekite in 2014. He lives on the Northumberland coast with his wife Margaret. Read our interview with Paul here.

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Tracing his (almost) 50 year career making work, communicating his thoughts about an ever changing landscape through the ever changing medium of photography.


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