" For me art and music have always served as a form of escape, towards a freedom of sorts. I am expressing an inner state of being, a yearning for other worlds and realities, whether through painting, digital art, drawing or music composition and I am led by an exploratory drive to just see what happens if I do this or that..."
Paul Kingsley Squire in North London Artist Studio

Paul Kingsley Squire is a London based artist.

Intrigued by themes of metamorphosis and transformation, Paul has created a diverse portfolio through painting, digital art and music composition.

His work splits into several distinct categories...

Abstract Landscapes - Oil on Canvas

The abstract landscapes use thick layers of paint to create textures and depth. Paul is interested in how the medium of oil paint can be used to create effects and suggest forms within the painting itself. These landscapes generate an otherworldly yet naturalistic image, leaving the subject open to interpretation. The intention is to create paintings using experimental techniques, producing work that is abstracted and expressionistic.
Eternal Return - detail
Madeline | 60 x 90 cm | Oil on Linen | 2017

Portraits - Oil on Canvas

The oil portraits use a different technique and style – flat brushes and palette knives, rather than the round brush techniques employed in the abstract landscapes. As well as capturing an aspect of the sitters personality he paints a 'dynamic’ picture with vivid brushstrokes and colour.

Digital Pen & Tablet

In 2016 he created a new ongoing portfolio of digital art “Metamorphica & The Danse Macabre”.

METAMORPHICA & The Danse Macabre is an ongoing project drawing inspiration from mythology, symbolism, pop culture and contemporary fashion.

These animal headed hybrids and dead beat fashionistas mix humans with paganistic totemism and skeletal decadence, resulting in a highly stylised ultra modern icon.

Using a digital pen & tablet, a framework is digitally drawn in exquisite detail and then meticulously coloured, to create the finished artwork. The completed pieces are each available as acrylic (perspex) and aluminium mounted prints, or archival Giclée prints which can be traditionally framed.

Stay Cool - Digital artwork from the Metamorphica series by Paul Kingsley Squire
Human Nature 5 | Pencil on 200gsm paper | 42 x 59.4 cm


In 2017 Paul started working on an ongoing portfolio of pencil drawings under the title “Human Nature”.

These drawings explore the interlinking relationship between natural  landscapes and the human form, combining detailed drawings of woods and trees with the outlines of (mainly) female forms.