Sylvia Paul studied painting at Colchester School of Art and Hockerill College of Education. She exhibits widely across the UK including galleries in London, Surrey, Neath, Wales and Bristol. Residing in East Anglia for most of her life she has been a regular exhibitor for nearly forty years in the region.

One of her Japanese abstracts was hung in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2009.

She has held three solo exhibitions in Japan and in 2013 at her exhibition at Gallery Sakura, Nagoaka, 36 paintings were sold in three days.

Other successes include being accepted for open exhibitions with The Pastel Society. The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Laing Landscape Exhibition and The Royal Institute of Water Colour Artists where two of her landscape collages were exhibited.

Two of Sylvia’s paintings are in the Norwich Union Art Collection and her work is in many private collections in the UK and abroad.

Sylvia continues to demonstrate to art clubs and is has inspired many people with her painting workshops.

Since 2013 Sylvia has also been creating textile art and was elected as a member of Art Textiles: Made in Britain in 2016. She exhibits with them every other year at The Festival of Quilts at the NEC and then on tour throughout the UK.

Open Exhibitions
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition- 2009
Royal Institute of Water Colour Artists - 2009
East West Artist and Culture Club, Kiku Gallery, Osaka, Japan 2008,- Lennox Gallery, London 2009
East West Art Award Finalist Exhibition ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London 2010, 2011, 2012 (Best in category 2D 2012)
The Pastel Society- 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999
Society of Women Artists - 1991, 1992, 1993
Laing Landscape Exhibition Regional and London Exhibitions - 1998, 1999
Royal Institute of Oil Painters - 1999

Solo Exhibitions
Lime Tree Gallery 2023
Craole gallery Niigata Japan 2018
The Minories Colchester 2019
Upstairs at The Minories 2016
Sakura Gallery, Nagoaka, Japan- 2013
Everyman Gallery, Chorlton, Manchester - 2012
Craole Gallery Niigata Japan - 2011
The Rochester Gallery, Devon - 2005
Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham - 2005 (Two Person)
Digby Gallery, Colchester - 2004
Snape Maltings, Suffolk - 1998, 1999, 2000
Old Fire Engine House, Ely - 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012
The Haste Gallery, Ipswich - 1996, 2000, 2001
South London Art Gallery - 1979 (Three Person)
North Peckham Civic Centre - 1978

Artist in Residence Burton Agnes Hall, Yorkshire - May 2004, June 2005
Colchester Open Studios - September 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015, 2016, 2017,2018