Paul Windridge - Artist
Painting and Digital Art
After leaving Art College I became a full-time freelance artist and held several solo exhibitions selling paintings worldwide.
My painting CV includes solo exhibitions at The Barbican Centre, The Mermaid Theatre, The Royal Exchange Manchester and the Royal Philharmonic Liverpool.
Group exhibitions included Lancashire Artists, The Manchester Academy, Merseyside Artists and The Laing Collection.
Then came the advent of digital when my partner and I ran a design company working in the arts. We became known for our left field digital image creation. Our clients were arts organisations, creative software companies such as Adobe, theatres, contemporary dance companies such as Motionhouse, fashion brands like Red or Dead and, in the music business MUTE Records, EMI, Arista and Hard Hands.
Moving Image and Video
My visual work is centred on the atmospheric distortion of time and space - on ambiguity, abstraction, experimentation in order to explore multi-dimensional filmic universes and demonstrate that there is more to the world than most people might imagine.
Having started my creative life as a painter, and therefore concerned with the still image, my desire is to be able to stop my films at any point and for that single still frame to be good enough to stand as a still image in its own right.
My moving image work has been screened at many film festivals such as New York, Paris, Brussels, St Petersburg, Berlin and Zurich.
And at special events at the likes of Tate Britain, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art New York, BBC Electric Proms and Coventry Cathedral.
BIG RED FOX Music
The music of BIG RED FOX is rhythmic electronica, up or downtempo digital dance, chilled atmospheric ambience and alternative groove.
Photography and Writing
I have written and self-published four books utilising my own photographs. The first two are 40 pages + cover, with over 40 photographs and written in rhyme with young children in mind, and the third and fourth are 48 pages + cover, over 100 photographs and written as anecdotes and fox facts for a slightly older readership. All four are based on an extended family of friendly foxes who live on, or near, a clifftop overlooking an iconic bay and they are written to encourage children and parents to appreciate these caring, intelligent, family-based animals.
It’s a huge privilege to be accepted by animals which live in the wild and to be able to follow their progress. Their trust and friendship should never be abused and their space respected. I visit their world, and when I do, I leave mine behind.