Creative Lives — Artist and illustrator Paul Hallows: “Your work is an extension of you; if people don’t like it you’re going to feel it”

Posted 18 April 2017 Interview by Marianne Hanoun

Opting to spend time sketching in cafes rather than in lectures, artist Paul Hallows decided to drop out of a degree in Physics with Space Technology when he was 21. Leaving his job as a NHS laboratory supervisor, Paul recently joined the ranks at Manchester-based collective, The Engine House, where his carefully crafted cardboard builds and technically honed style has led him to work for clients including festival Sounds From The Other City and the Science and Industry Museum. We caught up with Paul as he gets to work on his first solo exhibition about Manchester’s brutalist buildings. He talks to us about his astronaut-illustrator ambitions, on building ideas, cardboard sculptures, his portfolio and reputation. 

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