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 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 spends time annually at their facility in North West Mayo, Eire. In 2010 he took a conscious “year out” from the seashore and focussed his attention to his garden and the hedgrows around his home. The results was the hugely successful solo show, O Hanami, which was held at Huxley Parlour Gallery, London in 2012. He has work in some major public and private collections including Deutche Bank, Goldman Sachs, the V&A, the National Photography Collection, Bradford and the National Gallery of Scotland. During his career Paul Kenny has been represented by Purdy Hicks, The Fine Art Society, Huxley Parlour and The Photographers Gallery