Paul Furneaux RSA was born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, in 1962 and studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art (1982-1987). Winning the Monbusho Scholarship in 1996, Furneaux was able to begin comprehensive research into the art of woodblock printing and undertook a Masters degree in the subject at Tama Art University, Tokyo (1998-2000). During his time in Tokyo, Furneaux developed his interest in the Mokuhanga printmaking technique which has underwritten his practice ever since.
Paul Furneaux RSA: The foundation of my work has repeatedly been about looking and experiencing the landscape, seascape or garden with its varying vistas and ever changing light conditions. The final manifestation of this work becomes an abstraction and distillation of this contemplation of the landscape subtly blending the physical reality with the implied.
More information on Paul and his work can be seen on his wonderful website http://www.paulfurneaux.com/about