Paul Cavell

Paul was born in Melbourne in 1946 and studied architecture in the mid-sixties at the University of Melbourne. He transferred to the RMIT to complete a Diploma of Illustration and the Art of the Book, and worked as a graphic designer for CSIRO and the Department of Overseas Trade. He taught graphic design, etching, screen printing and linocut at Geohagen College in the 1970s.

In 1983, Paul married artist Vicky Taylor and they set up the Peel St Print Room in Carlton, and Wahroonga Print workshop and studio in Fitzroy with classes in etching and facilities for printmakers. They moved to Castlemaine in 1985.

Paul Cavell’s work can be described as ‘a symphony score full of storytelling notes’: there is so much detail to read in his drawings of black pen and watercolour. His etchings, lithographs, linocuts and woodcuts are also meticulously drawn; his vibrant, full-of-movement acrylic and oil paintings boldly celebrate primary colours or earthy tones, with a sense of theatre and the architectural.

As a painter and printmaker, Paul has exhibited widely since 1973. Solo exhibitions include at the Wiregrass Gallery, Eltham, and Wallace Bros and Herons Gallery, Castlemaine. He has won a number of arts prizes, and many of his works are represented in public, corporate and private collections, nationally and internationally, and several regional art galleries.

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