(Keynote speaker)

Paul Slater picture

Paul is a Northern soul, originally hailing from Burnley in Lancashire, where he began his journey into his talent, later travelling South as a young adult in the 1960’s. Pursuing his education via Maidstone Arts School and later at London’s Royal College of Art. He describes his artistic essence as “Sardonic Tomfoolery”, mixing warmth and humanity with a little bit of darkness. His work also inspires a sense of homeliness though, safety through the familiarity of the strong colours that you might remember from Ladybird books, or Enid Blyton book covers.