Paul Nellens °1945 in Swansea – Great-Britain
Self-taught. He started watercolour painting as a hobby in 1998 with Elsbeth Veerman. Later he attended workshops with Sonja Craen, Roland Palmaerts, Wim Hertoghs, Marthe De Decker, Leon Leenders and Frank De Mulder. He joined the A.I.B. (Aquarel Instituut van België) in 2000.
(…) As a member of the Aquarelinstituut België Paul Nellens has clearly been influenced by the main forces in the society, but he has also found his own way and developed a unique style. If we find the characteristic style of the AIB in works such as “Stormy River” and “Red Sky”, in his later work such as “Masai” Paul Nellens demonstrates his versatile technique. He does not shy away from stamping techniques and other unpredictable effects.
Moreover, he has a strong feeling for composition. He easily manages active and restful areas, hence creating a balanced composition.
By sticking to the essential and stimulating the fantasy of the spectator Paul Nellens knows how to give a modern, abstract aura to his work (…)
Kees van Aalst in Palet n°334
December 2009 / January 2010
2005 Second prize, Lions Club Voorkempen
2006 Honorary distinction, Lions Club Voorkempen
2014 First prize, Lions Club Voorkempen
2015 Second prize, Campuscrack Universiteit Antwerpen
2016 Honorary distinction, Lions Club Voorkempen
2007 Annual Report SIPEF
2008 Image book Aquarel Instituut van België "30 aquarelsalons"
2009 Magazine Palet nr 344 Kees Van Aalst " de aquarellen van Paul Nellens"
2015 Annual Report SIPEF
2016 Magazine L'Art de l'Aquarelle n°28 "Concours lecteurs, les coups de coeur du jury"