Dr Paul Thirkell

Paul Thirkell is an artist and educator with a particular specialisation in print. He is an Academician of the Royal West of England Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Printmakers and honourary member of Germany’s Lichtdruck (collotype) Association. Paul studied and practised printmaking in Australia during the 1970’s and 80’s before relocating to the UK in the mid-1990’s. He was awarded a practice-based doctorate from the University of the West of England, Bristol, in 2000 for his research in integrating digital imaging techniques with rare 19th-century printing processes such as photogravure, collotype and woodburytype to assist fine art print production. Since completing his doctorate, Paul has been active in producing and exhibiting his prints both nationally and internationally,