Paul Furneaux RSA

Paul Furneaux RSA is a Scottish printmaker working with innovative approaches to the Japanese woodblock printing process of Mokuhanga.


Furneaux was born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, in 1962 and studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art (1982-1987). Winning the Monbusho Scholarship in 1996, Furneaux was able to undertake comprehensive research into the art of woodblock printing and undertook a Masters degree in the subject at Tama Art University, Tokyo (1998-2000).  Furneaux was a recipient of the RSA Salvesen Scholarship and was elected a member of the Academy in 2006. 


Paul Furneaux RSA: The foundation of my work has repeatedly been about looking and experiencing the landscape, seascape or garden with its varying vistas and ever changing light conditions. The final manifestation of this work becomes an abstraction and distillation of this contemplation of the landscape subtly blending the physical reality with the implied.