My CV so far…

    Paul Birkeland-Green
    Fine artist, writer

“I am constantly looking for new challenges in the Visual Arts.”

“Currently working and living in, Hampstead, London and Wiltshire. A professional artist and photographer; my specialisation…the fusion of mediums and media.
Originally from Torquay in Devon, my inspiration fuelled by the natural coastline. My particular interest is the ‘shoreline’ those tertiary boundaries between land and sea…never fixed or predictable, always in a state of flux.
Since 1993 I’ve lived and worked in: Cardiff, Wales: Bath, Somerset: Kato Paphos, Cyprus , Avebury, Wiltshire  and now Hampstead, London.
I don’t really fall into any pigeon hole, more a hybrid  Fine art painter, sculptor and photographer…analogue and digital.
I have worked with just about everything including oil, pastel, watercolour, printmaking, ceramics, clay, hot/cold glass, jewellery metal and textiles. In addition, digital is a big element in my daily work. If I only had one item…it would have to be the humble 3B pencil…and a wooden one at that. Everything stems from drawing, so without it, nothing could develop.”

“As an artist, I’ve been most fortunate. I was taken onboard by the ‘Impressions’ Gallery, Bath. My agent(s) worked tirelessly in the promotion and sale of my work. Perhaps, churlishly, some don’t give enough credit to their agent (grovel, grovel) who, in my case greatly increased my success and income. Thanks particularly to Claire.”

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

BA(hons) degree, Fine Art, University of Wales, LBIPP Incorporated Photographer
( Kodak, Ilford, Nashua UK) Weddings, Fashion, light commercial.
C&G 730 Stage I &II, Further Education Teachers certificate,
BTEC Diploma: General Art & Design.
Digital Electronics (SDCA&T)

Experienced FE Teacher
Course leader for :
BTEC GNVQ, Multimedia Authoring, Digital Imaging in Art & Design
City & Guilds Photography modules:  Starting Photography, B&W Photography, Colour Photography.
BTEC, Diploma Computer Engineering.

My exhibitions at:
PhotoWorld (Olympia, London),
International Cyber Conference, Bath,
Contemporary Digital Art, fstop-media-station, Bath.


Positions held

At short notice, in 2010 I was asked to create the  ‘Marlborough LitFest’  website. I have to say it was done with great charm…so that’s fine. Through 2011 and 2012 I continued to work alongside the committee in developing this very successful venture which is now heading into its fifth year. I’m proud to have been a part of its fledgeling years.


BANA (Bath Area Network for Artists) Comfortable Place, Bath.
(1999-2011)

I successfully won the tender to provide a fully integrated website for the organisation. Funding was provided by the ARTS Council of England. I provided, developed and maintained the site, and contact management system from 2002-2011.
Working alongside their designer, office and committee we all enjoyed a very exciting time in the development of BANA


Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath.(1997-2008)
:
‘Virtual Museum’
project director, collections digitisation programme, Design consultant.

(notable collections: Charles Moore’s fossil collection, Charles Darwin Letters, medieval seals, minerals collection & library)

Chairman Marketing sub-committee, committee member:
Management Committee
Publicity Committee
Collections sub-committee

Convenor of ‘New media & Art’ group.

Overview:
I created and maintained the BRLSI website from a few pages on the Univerisity of Bath website. Over a 10 year period, I established a Virtual Museum (one of the UK’s first) which required the digitisation of the Museums 80,000 items. Established a digital archive of the annual Proceedings (also an annual membership card containing the full proceedings 200+pages). Later I created and added an online audit and room booking system and well as making online access to all the institution’s activities (written in Coldfusion CFML). 

We pioneered web-cam lectures also. In addition, I ran Web design, Photoshop and Desktop Publishing courses.I worked closely with the Museum Curator, SWMLAC, Arts & Business, the board of Trustees and Management & Collections sub-committees, as well as chairing my own committees and groups.

 



Bath & North East Somerset Council

Heritage services (2000 onward)
Museum web consultant:
* Roman Baths Bath
* Museum of Costume
* Victoria Art Gallery

Overview:
I worked closely as a consultant with ‘Heritage Services’ at Bath&N.E. Somerset Council to prepare an interactive ‘brief’ for the ‘visualisation’ of the new website (launched 2004). I sat on the selection panel as an adviser to the project The new site needed to integrate the substantial database of the Roman Baths collection, Victoria Art Gallery and the Museum of Costume.

Norton Radstock College,
Radstock, Nr Bath, Somerset
college lecturer (1997-99)
Dept. Art&Design

Overview:
I ran the intensive Multimedia Authoring course GNVQ level 1 & ll for the IT Department, also C&G computer technology. In the Art department, I set up and ran two C&G Photography modules:  B&W Photography, Colour Photography. In addition, I ran Digital Imagining courses for GNVQ students. I created the Norton Radstock website in 1999.

Co-founder UK/USA


 WAA
(World Artists Assoc. )

World’s first interactive Online Art Exhibition

Overview:
A trans-Atlantic collaboration between two established Art websites: ArtSpeak and ArtUK to create a worldwide forum and gallery for artists.

Founder of:
The Process, online artists community

some press cuttings…


WAA shows

A Bath-based arts project has teamed up with an organisation in San Francisco to present what is billed as the World’s first-ever Interactive virtual art exhibition…


BANA opening
Artists go on the web

Nearly 200 Bath Artists have signed up for a new website aimed at making their profession more lucrative…


WAA shows The BRLSI really took to the virtual museum. At the time very few people in SWMLAC had even considered it. The V&A in particular, show interest in what we were doing. It isn’t unfair to say we were probably the first to coin the term ‘Virtual Museum’ in the region.


New age of discovery…Further, into the Alladin’s cave, Adele Breton’s Mexican pottery lies in trays not far from Charles Moore’s sea crocodiles…