Paul Joyner (Vice President RCA)

Elected RCA 2013

The field of Welsh art-history is constantly evolving thanks to the works of such art-historians as Dr. Paul Joyner who has understood the integral role played by Welsh artisan painters during the 18th and 19th
century to the canon of Welsh art-history.

"I am interested in myth, ancient landscape which remembers humans and the sea. I was trained at Aber Ysgol Gelf as a painter and have slowly learnt composition.
Painting is sacred, that is, it holds the possiblity of a deeper meaning beyond the subject. I am looking for that thing which lies or hides under the ordinary. Sometimes I find it, but most times it finds me."