Paul Geraghty was born in Lancashire in 1954 and attended Warrington School of Art and Design. He was awarded a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Painting) at Stoke-on-Trent School of Art, North Staffordshire Polytechnic and is a post graduate of Goldsmith’s College, University of London. Paul taught art for 10 years in several inner city comprehensive schools in London before moving to Shrewsbury to continue his teaching in Shropshire. Since 1997, Paul has been living and working in Cornwall, where the ever changing weather conditions along the West Penwith coast present constant challenges for the artist. He is now a very well-known Cornish artist and his work has been exhibited throughout Cornwall and beyond.
Paul is a member of The National Acrylic Painters’ Association and was Director of NAPA from 2013 to 2016
The Adrian Henri Memorial Award (2003,2004 and 2005).
The President’s Award, NAPA 20th National Exhibition, Mariner’s Gallery, St Ives 2004
Fine Art Trade Guild, 2005
Daler Rowney “Best Painting Award”, 2006
“The Artist” painting award, Ludlow 2007
Daler Rowney “Best British Painting”, Obsidian, Bucks 2008
The Adrian Henri Memorial Award. NAPA 25th Anniversary Exhibition,
View Two Gallery, Matthew Street, Liverpool 2009
“Pro Arte” Award. The Crypt Gallery, St Ives. 2010
Global Art Supplies Award. (Best contemporary painting).Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby 2013
The Adrian Henri Memorial Award. The Crypt Gallery, St Ives 2014