LANDSCAPE architect and artist Paul J Best will hold a solo exhibition of his paintings and limited edition prints at the Allen Gallery cafe in Alton next month.

Paul’s paintings are mostly inspired by Hampshire landscapes and seascapes and he regularly sells works online and through a number of Hampshire-based art galleries and shops and has work featured in the United States, Australia and Switzerland.

He creates distinctive paintings mostly in acrylic paints with the incorporation of reflective paints used to capture and reflect light in the works. The effect created changes at different times of day with the changing light conditions. The paintings are often heavily textured incorporating pastes and gold leaf.

The exhibition runs until April 29 and the gallery is open from 10.30am-4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday. Entry is free.