Exhibiting from a series of drawings and paintings entitled that reference the North of England. The paintings are taken from digital images I took whilst on journeys around the North of England. He manipulated the image on photoshop and then scaled it up and drew it out on to A3 or A2 paper. He then mixed the paint and applied or worked in graphite on paper with a grain. Whilst I worked I would listen to the positive transformative inspiring sounds found in house, acid house and rave music from between 1986 and 1992. They were shown in Scarborough Art Gallery, AiR Open, Depot Arts, Saul Hay Gallery, Huddersfield Gallery, the Bowes Museum, Bankside London and Tulsie House. Funded by Eaton Foundation and Openhiem Trust.
At home and at work
2009-10 Gouache on paper
Interior and exterior
2008 Gouache on paper
The flat poster-paint colours of Paul Digby’s paintings relate intriguingly to their emotional ambiguity; their ubiquitous searing blue skies are particularly haunting (is it a searing cold or searing heat?). The flat planes and complex, fractured patterning displayed here seem to recall the ‘neural geometries’ that so obsessed J.G. Ballard. Images that reward meditation. Dr. Sam Francis Walls: wall drawing installation at Leeds Becket University.