Teaching

Paul Finn standing in front of his artworks

Paul is a brilliant teacher. His teaching is always pitched at the level of individuals. I really liked the way he would use the Art of the past to inform his lessons, and as a result, I learnt so much about painting from these insights and understanding.

Priscilla Fernandes

For over 40 years, I have helped hundreds (possibly thousands) of students to prepare for art courses, develop portfolios and refine personal statements.

I can help with:

  • One-to-one mentoring
  • Group teaching
  • Portfolio preparation
  • Private tuition

I’m glad to teach anyone, from beginners to postgraduate students.

Contact me for more information about teaching.

Teaching Testimonials

What can I say about my teacher of 25 years? I have been a full-time artist for many years now, and he is the reason I do what I do. I know what I know and love what I love because of his teaching and mentorship. If I had not met him, I don’t know what direction my life would have taken, and I would not have the freedom of expression that I do, nor the freedom or ability to teach my own daughter about the beauty of God’s creation through art. I will always be eternally grateful to my teacher and friend, Paul.

Fadi Mikhail

Paul was my art teacher leading me through my GCSEs and A-Level. His contemporary art knowledge is second to none. The fact that Paul is a working artist meant that he not only supported my learning of the artists and craft people, but taught me how and why they worked. He taught us how to develop our own practical skills and instilled in us to always question what and why we are doing something.

Jean Winter Baxter

I have admired your amazing work for the past 20 years, Paul. Your wonderful use of colour draws me into each piece. I love to follow what you are working on and it’s always a joy when you share your techniques and thoughts. My daughter was unbelievably lucky to be taught by such a gifted man.

Angela Bailey

I have known Paul Finn for a number of years, he taught me at the Ilford Ursuline. Paul showed me a world of art that I would never have otherwise discovered. He made me realise what my true potential was. He is not only one of the most talented landscape painters I know, but he is by far one of the best teachers I’ve ever come across – exceptionally generous with his knowledge, skills and time to bring out the best in people. Paul instilled confidence in me and a passion that has never left me. I will forever be grateful for having Paul Finn as my teacher, for I would certainly not have achieved and realised my dreams, goals and ambitions in my design career without Paul Finn.

Stephanie Brattesani, Interior Architect

For me, Paul’s paintings capture an appreciation and respect for the beauty of nature and art – which transcend into positive thought and a peaceful state of mind. His love and passion for painting and art is contagious which inspires those who around him and those who are privileged to be taught by him.

Giorgio