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PAUL WADSWORTH - CIRCUS Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
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All of life is wrapped up in the big top.

The thrill of the circus as a child sticks in your memory and emerges again as an adult.

The anticipation of the event, the thrill of live performance where it seems life is on a knife-edge, as brightly coloured performers fly through the sky to the sounds of the circus band. The clowns come in allowing for a moment of ease and a surreal sense of comedy.

Elements of burlesque, commedia dell'arte, farce, gallows humor, parody, satire, and slapstick collectively influencing the development of modern clowns performance and entertaining the young and old alike.

I lived in Great Yarmouth as a child and it has a permanent circus along the sea front. Every year as a works day out, I would go with my father and many other kids, I think one of my relatives was the ice cream lady! I can still remember the Pierrot clown in a white tall hat and large trousers. Even his voice still echoes in my memory.

Performance has always been an attraction for me as it brings energy, life, colour, movement and the challenge of capturing a fleeting moment in a sketch or painting. No time to look at the paper, just draw to the rhythm of the movement and look later. This is then translated onto canvas using the installed memory of the sketchbook and the time spent with the performers.

I have sketched and painted at many circuses both in this country and India, sometimes spending a few days behind the scenes where day-to-day life goes on; watching the performers rehearse their juggling or acrobatic routines or just relaxing and waiting for the evening’s performance.

The comparisons of the circus to everyday life are many and feed my paintings with a narrative I try and tell.

Life is a Circus

Paul Wadsworth: Loving the Clown Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: Welcome to the Show Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Loving the Clown
oil on canvas
118 x 154 cm
£ 5,300
  Welcome to the Show
oil on canvas
165 x 107 cm
£ 5,300
 
Paul Wadsworth: A Midsummer's Night Circus Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: Rising Up to the Sky Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
A Midsummer's Night Circus
oil on canvas
126 x 126 cm
£ 4,700
  Rising Up to the Sky
oil on canvas
120 x 120 cm
£ 4,200
 
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Paul Wadsworth: Outside the Show Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: Sisters Flying Together in Yellow Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Outside the Show
oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm
£ 3,700
  Sisters Flying Together in Yellow
oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm
£ 3,700
 
Paul Wadsworth: Tiny Circus Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: The Bouffon Clowns Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: Inside the Circle Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Tiny Circus
oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm
£ 3,700
  The Bouffon Clowns
oil on canvas
100 x 70 cm
£ 2,700
Inside the Circle
oil on canvas
100 x 70 cm
£ 2,700
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Paul Wadsworth: Pierrot's Dance Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: The Puppeteer Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: Mr Diaz and his Family Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: Peacock Dress Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Pierrot's Dance
oil on canvas
77 x 63 cm
£ 2,150
The Puppeteer
oil on canvas
77 x 63 cm
£ 2,150
Mr Diaz and his Family
oil on canvas
63 x 77 cm
£ 2,150
Peacock Dress
oil on canvas
77 x 63 cm
£ 2,150
Paul Wadsworth: Moon Dance Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: Years of a Clown Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: The Hoop Dancer Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: Indian Gypsy Dancer Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Moon Dance
oil on canvas
77 x 63 cm
£ 2,150
Years of a Clown
oil on canvas
77 x 63 cm
£ 2,150
The Hoop Dancer
oil on canvas
77 x 63 cm
£ 2,150
Indian Gypsy Dancer
oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
£ 1,870
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Paul Wadsworth: Ponies and Poodles Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: Circus Burlesque Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: Behind the Makeup Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Paul Wadsworth: Burlesque Dancer Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Ponies and Poodles
oil on canvas
60 x 70 cm
£ 1,950
Circus Burlesque
oil on canvas
70 x 60 cm
£ 1,950
Behind the Makeup
oil on canvas
70 x 60 cm
£ 1,950
Burlesque Dancer
oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
£ 1,600
Beauty and the Beast Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK A Clown's Assistant Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Fan Dance Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Beauty and the Beast
oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
£ 1,600
A Clown's Assistant
oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
£ 1,600
Fan Dance
oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
£ 1,600

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