Paul Bartlett has followed a career mainly as a humble AE Tutor and facilitator and throughout his life has been lucky enough to win First Prizes in numerous prestigious competitions for his art work. These include: the ‘Daily Mail NOT the Turner Prize, 2004,’ which is on a par with ‘The Turner Prize,’ but specifically for figurative painting, and selected from 10,000 entries. First Prizes at the RBSA include: 'The Prize Show’ (twice), 'Open Oils', 'Open Drawing' (twice), 'Members & Associates' (three times). London based prizes include: the ‘FBA Women on canvas’, ‘RBA Rowney Prize’, ‘Spirit of London,’ ’Royal-Over-Seas-League’ (twice), ‘Stowells Trophy Competition for all art colleges,’ and the ‘RA Schools Turner Gold Medal.’
In addition to the RBSA, his numerous mixed exhibitions include: The V&A Museum (‘Garden Exhibition’ between a Stanley Spencer and a Spencer Gore), National Portrait Gallery, RA Summer Exhibition, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, MAC Birmingham, New Art Gallery Walsall. At the Mall Gallery, London, he has been an invited artist for ‘The Discerning Eye’, plus ‘Making a Mark’ which was devoted to drawings by leading names of the contemporary art scene.
Some images from his school days and onwards are included in over 50 art books written by a range of authors, and he has been commissioned to write numerous magazine articles. His qualifications include MA/Postgraduate Certificate - Fine Art Painting (RA Schools, London), Postgraduate Diploma - Art History (UCE), BA Hons - Fine Art (Falmouth), Further Education and Adult Education Teaching Cert’ (UCE).
He was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1979, and a full Member in 1981. He has enjoyed exhibiting at the RBSA since the age of 16, and is delighted to have been an elected RBSA Member since 1997, and to previously have served as Honorary Secretary.