Paul's educational experience, exhibitions, trompe l'oeil and mural commissions 

Paul czainski

Paul Stephen Czainski B.A.  FFD

Professional Artist, trompe l'oeil painter, Muralist, Designer-decorator, Illustrator

Studied:  Jacob Kramer College of Art, Leeds,
Goldsmiths College, London
B.A. Hons and Postgraduate Diploma  (1972 - 1977)

Member of The International Guild of Realism


Fellow of the Faculty of Decoration, (Sheffield)


Taught trompe l'oeil and paint techniques in Peralta, Italy 2001/2002.

Lectured on historical paint techniques at : Queen's House, Greenwich,

Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, and Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.



I supply works to the following galleries:-

Gladwell Patterson, Beauchamp Place, London,

Staithes gallery, North Yorkshire

Water  Street Gallery  Todmorden,

Other Galleries and Exhibitions

Affordable Art Fair, London 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Art Fair, New York, USA 2006, Boston 2012, Chicago 2012, Monaco, 2011

Annual Venice in Peril exhibition, 2007, 2008,  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012   at WH Patterson.

'Bob's Bag' Performance with Chris Czainski, MIMA, Middlesbrough Museum of Modern Art, February 2014

'Small Works' Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, December 2014 - February 2015

Staithes Festival. September 2014, 'Welcome to our Seaside" film and exhibition with Chris Czainski

'Garden of Earthly Delights' , Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, May 2014.

'Drawing' Water street Gallery, Todmorden, March 2014

'Small works' Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, December 2013

'3rd Space' H Gallery, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand, October 2013, group exhibition after residency with international group of artists.

'Circus Terminal Routemasters' West Bank Gallery, Notting Hill, London, September 2013

Staithes Festival, September 2013, Museum of Curiosity, installation and exhibition with Chris Czainski

Viaduct Cafe, exhibition space, Dean Clough, 4 person show. February, 2013

'Circus Terminal' residency, touring show and film performance, Philadelphia, USA, February - March 2013

'Dandelion and Burdock', Sowerby Bridge, solo show, January to March 2013

Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, 'Icon', 2012, 'Small Works' 2012, 'Landshapes' 2012, 'Christmas Show' 2012

Open Studios, Sowerby Bridge, June 2012

Open Studio, Scalloway, Shetland Artist's Residency. May 2012

Circus Terminal, Liverdun, France, Barcelona, Spain, Surinam, New Zealand, Australia, touring show 2012

Circus Terminal, international mixed show, launch and performance,'Love Bag', April 2012

Wendy Levy, Manchester,  'Double Vision', two person show, April

Dean Clough, mixed show, February 2012,

'Shine' Harehills., Leeds, mixed show, February 2012

October 2011, Art Performance, 'Bound', Chiang Mai, Thailand.


Ted Hughes Festival, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire  2008

'The National Open Art Competition', Chichester, West Sussex, 2008

'Discerning Eye Competition',

The Mall Gallery, London, November 2004

Decorative paintwork and interiors

See commissions page for details.

Decorative paintwork, trompe l'oeil and murals in public buildings and private houses around the world. 

Work in Various Magazines and Books

World of Interiors

( For the most recent see  'The World of Interiors'  November 2008, Nicky Haslam's Swish Chalet...... "Paul and Chris Czainski ... greatest decorative painters in the world")

'Yorkshire Post' May 2013, My Yorkshire

'Coast' magazine, March 2013 

'Who's who in Visual Art, 42 Masters of Realistic Imagery, 2012-2013'

The Finest Rooms in America (New Orleans)

The Art Observer, Wendy Levy, 2012

The International Dictionary of Artists, 2011

House and Garden

The English Garden

Sheer Opulence ..............Nicholas Haslam

Best of British, Design Directory.

Paint Magic......................Jocasta Innes

The Houses of Ireland.....Walter Pfeiffer and Marianne Heron

Designs...........................John Stefanidis

Painted Country..............Tricia Guild

Check out my art work for Janet de Botton on Page 18 in the beautiful book 'Vogue Living, Houses, Gardens, People', published by Alfred A Knopf, New York, 2007.