Paul Cleden studied a BA(hons) in illustration at Kingston and Maidstone College of Art, after which he worked in London as a freelance illustrator. In 1995 he and his family moved to Dorset where he spent some years teaching printmaking and photography. Now he works full time as a printmaker, illustrator and writer.
His printmaking work focuses on linocuts and collograph. Paul says he ‘loves to look at figurative movement; subsequently sports are often featured because of the dynamic shapes and action, but equally a crowd of rush hour people leaving a train, or people browsing Bridport market are wonderful inspiration.’
Paul’s printmaking work uses combination of multi block prints, reduction prints and lino etching. His work is mostly printed on Japanese Kozo paper.