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Gallery Of Caricatures By Paul Hutchinson - Uk
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Paul Hutchinson - UK
Paul Hutchinson is a long standing artist and illustrator based in Gateshead, who prefers to sit down. Paul specialises in high quality caricature portraits for all occasions.
CARICATURIST Paul Hutchinson has drawn on his school days to land world wide success.
Paul, from Whickham, Gateshead, has spent 33 years penning pictures and has forged a career as a professional artist.
His subjects include Hollywood stars such as Sean Connery and Robert de Niro, as well as heroes of his native North East such as Ant and Dec, Jimmy Nail and Bobby Robson.
Last month, he scooped a Wittygraphy gold medal for his caricature of Oliver Hardy beating off competition from the top caricaturists in the world.
But it all began as a schoolboy when he started drawing a few cheeky sketches of his teachers, inspired by the cartoons he saw in newspapers.
I started while I was still at school, said Paul, who still lives in Whickham with wife Fiona and their two children.
I drew funny cartoons of my teachers.
Before too long, my talents had been spotted by a local magazine, who hired me to illustrate an article every month. I was only 15.
Since then Paul, 48, has illustrated many children’s books and his work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the globe.
He worked for educational software company, Sherston Software, as an illustrator for many years winning four Practical Pre-school Awards before setting up his own business, Thingimibobs, in 2004. Thingimibobs products have been used by over 35,000 schools and 1.7 million pupils in the UK alone.
But all through his life, Paul’s real love has been the classic caricature.
Throughout my career I’ve always managed to find time to indulge in my love of caricature, he said.
I was always the one in the office who did the leaving cards and birthday cards. In the early days I worked with marker pens and watercolours but these days I work almost entirely digitally which makes things a lot easier.
Family and friends have always made good subjects for my work, but I also do lots of celebrities.
Many of Paul’s pictures have ended up decorating the walls of hotels, restaurants and pubs.
I recently did a series of local celebrity caricatures which ended up decorating the walls of the Corner House in Jesmond, he explained.
It included people like Bobby Robson, Jimmy Nail, Rowan Atkinson and Tim Healey.
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