Creating Art for Film, Past, Present and Future...
'I’m an Illustrator based in the UK. I create art to promote your film or project, cherish on your wall at home and enjoy for years to come...crafted through my eyes and experience, conjured from the heart, creatively presented in one magical image.’
Paul Shipper is a traditional and digital painter who creates art for film and entertainment advertising.
Inspired from a very young age by the one sheets that hung in the cinema lobby and on his bedroom walls, Paul fell in love with the craft and beauty of the illustrated film poster. He has since devoted himself to creating film poster art on a self proclaimed mission to bring the beloved 'old skool' illustrated movie poster back to the cinema... and beyond!
While remaining constant to his 'retro' vision, Paul's work has a modern appeal which proves fruitful for his growing client base. Embracing digital painting with his traditional art background is just one example of his ability to use the tools and delivery methods of today, while staying true to the traditional aesthetic he holds so close to his heart.
In recent times some have come to call him a modern day 'Drew' or 'Digi-Drew’ in reference to legendary Film Poster Artist Drew Struzan. Struzan is actually a big part of why Paul became an illustrator and when first meeting Drew in person, said he could see he'd had a good art teacher... meaning himself!
Paul's artwork has been appreciated by key players within the film industry, including J.J. Abrams, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Tom Hanks, Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski siblings.
Notably, at this years prestigious Key Art Awards in Hollywood, one of Paul's illustrated posters was awarded Silver.
Original art and prints of his work have been displayed at Pop Culture galleries in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wellington and Paris. Prints are available direct from the gallery websites and Paul's online shop HOLY SHIP!