Before his move to Shetland 1997 Paul Bloomer’s incredible woodcuts and drawings focused on urban subjects; often on a vast scale and fuelled by social conscience. These earlier Black Country works show a compassionate humanism in their portrayal of people caught in lives no-one was not meant to live.


After Bloomer’s move to Shetland his work connects with a different energy. He reacquaints with nature, and Bloomer’s subjects morph into birds, hills and the sea. In contrast to his earlier works, Shetland shows a paradise.

Paul Bloomer (b. 1966) studied at the Royal Academy Schools, London, Post Graduate Diploma in Painting.