top of page


IMG_7468 2.jpg

Paul Wakelam’s career began in architecture and he commenced a two year Fine Art MA in September 2022 concurrently with his work as an architect. His artwork is in contrast to the precision of architectural drawing being based around the use of charcoal & graphite, collage and printmaking.


Wakelam’s practice explores his connectedness with landscape; this is an evolving method of exploring himself and his response to unstructured natural spaces. 


The genesis for much of his work has been walking; the physicality of walking helps to evoke a state of mind and a relationship to the landscape. Walks are often repeated and through repetition changes occur, traces are left which develop into works.


Drawings become an act of expressing on paper the textures, shapes and lines that create background noise in the mind, memories of place.


Emerging within his work is a particular focus on the implements of making a mark, highlighting the role that objects play within the making process –a dialogue with something taken from the landscape and a collaboration with the materials.


Objects and/or tools aren’t passive but have agency in the making process, the paper takes a critical position as the holder, or archivist of the drawing in time and place. 

This has become particularly relevant with his creation of fragile works where applied material may fall away leaving traces + fragments on and in the substrate.

Paul is a member of 

Creative Development

04.11.2023                              Exploring   Charcoal - Walking, Making, Drawing - Lotte Scott

03.11.2023                              What is Drawing Research? - UWE/BCU Drawing Symposium

26.09.2023                            Making Natural Inks & Dyes - Andrew Howe wokshop

17.08.2023                               Hedgerows & Cyanotypes - Andrew Howe workshop


12.07.2023                               Drawing Breath - Tania Kovats - online workshop

2022 -  2023                           Exploring Large Scale Drawing monthly workshops – Sarah Goudie /General Office 

03.2022                                    STARTS Workshop – Judy Woods Art online course

 10.2021                                     Making Your Mark – Liz Ackerley – online course

09.2021                                     Planographic Printmaking – Draw Brighton – online course



11.01.2024 - 10.02.2024          Friends Exhibition - RBSA, Birmingham

04.06.2023 - 18.06.2023      Summer Show - General Office, Stourbridge

10.2021                                      Round Lemon Kitchen Gallery, The Hive, Moseley, Birmingham

03.2021                                     Correspondence Collective / Clayhill Arts ‘Restriction’ exhibition


03.2022                                    Guest tutor at BSoAD delivering a charcoal drawing workshop to architecture, interiors                                                     and landscape design students


2010 – 2020                             Visiting Tutor – BSoAD 



Words                              Website article / interview by Dartmoor Collective here 

Yellow Logo - ArtCan 2020.png
bottom of page