Paul Shipper, HAMILTON, New Zealand Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement Born in Manchester, England Paul grew up with a pencil permanently attached to his hand. Realising his talent for the visual Paul followed art and design through high school before graduating with a BA in Illustration and Animation from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.
“My training really came from years of drawing and painting, studying the works of my illustrative idols, and sheer determination to making a dream become reality.”
While keeping a full time job Paul began illustrating professionally for himself, gathering clients and working on projects in his spare time. It was during this time that he firmly established himself in the design industry as well as becoming an accomplished photographer.
Some of his proudest illustration achievements have included receiving Star Wars work from Lucasfilm as well as working with clients such as Penguin Books NYC, Sports Illustrated, GQ Magazine and Topps Inc.
“I want to provide my clients with an enjoyable working experience with an end result that we can both be proud of.”
In 2007, Paul left the UK life behind in search of greener pastures and is now permanently based in New Zealand. He launched a company, PS STUDIO DPI bringing together his three passions, illustration, design and photography servicing clients all over the world.
When he isn’t working on illustration projects you will find Paul working for design and photography clients, making music playing drums and piano, exploring the country and spending precious time with his family and friends.
Paul has made available his artwork for purchase as fine art prints from imagekind. This is an opportunity to buy high quality reproductions of his work for display in your home, office, studio...or wherever you may like to hang and enjoy them....