Ewing Paddock Home
My first artistic influence was the work of my grandfather, William Paddock, who was a fine painter, draughtsman and graphic artist.
My own aptitude for graphics was encouraged at school, and I went on to train as a professional graphic designer at the London College of Printing, graduating in 1967. A couple of years later a group of friends and I set up our own design business, which continued in various configurations for the next thirty years.
For a long time Iʼd wanted to revive my own rusty talent for drawing and painting, and in 2003 was lucky to enroll in a fantastic life-painting class at the Working Menʼs College, run by Malvern Hostick. I also took life-sculpture and life-drawing classes, but I found that painting people is what interests me most, and has generated the idea for my new project, Painting London Underground.