Fantastic news! Paul Curtis has been named as Liverpool City Region's Artist of the Year 2020. Following public nominations, Paul was shortlisted by the Merseyside councils. A panel of judges decided on the winner from this shortlist.

The award means a great deal to me. I have never received any awards for my artwork before so to win this, especially when up against stiff competition, is something special. I want to thank everyone who has supported me along the way, especially those who stuck with me at the beginning. I've worked really hard for the last three or four years and to get an official recognition of this calibre convinces me I wasn't deluded when I chose to become an artist! Hopefully this is just the start, I'm planning many big projects this year, so onwards and upwards!"

The award night was held on 19th February 2021

Painted at House of Colour Academy, a hair salon on Bold Street Liverpool, the face of a beautiful young model with piercing blue eyes and ruby red lips dominates the salons feature wall. Combining graffiti styles with a grey-scale colour palette the models hair is an explosion of colour, a mixture of graffiti tagging, flowers and shiny beads. The overall result is a symphony of styles and colours. On the one hand, it is seemingly chaotic, but the simplicity of the girl's beauty and the piercing focus of her eyes, draws the whole artwork together.

Head to the mural page to see more about the mural.

So 2020, the worst year of this millenium is no more. I was lucky to be able to work for a good part of it so I count myself lucky! During this year I produced 47 new artworks, most of them public. Thanks for all the support, it really is appreciated. Hopefully 2021 will be better! SHOW LESS

I would like to particularly thank the following companies:

Tranmere Rovers Supporters Trust Ltd

Abbey Road Liverpool

Tranmere Rovers

Anfield Road Primary School

Sefton Council

Wirral Council

Gallaghers Traditional Pub

University of Liverpool

Edge & Son

Boysenberry Catering & Deli

Revilo Properties

Dr Rose Club

Hotel Anfield

House of colour academy

The Comedy Trust

Liverpool's Royal Court

Sefton Borough of Culture 2020

Andys Aquatics

Bold Hotel

Utility Locker

The White Rooms Aesthetics

The Martin Gallier Project

Charisma Hairdressing


Heeton Concept Hotels

Citystop Apartments Group

CCco Interiors

Prima Group

BBC North West

Liverpool City Council

Granada Reports

BBC Breakfast

Southport Reporter

Wirral Globe

Liverpool Echo News

Jordan Henderson

Jamie Carragher

Steven Gerrard


The Guardian

The Independent

The Guide Liverpool

The Liverpool Blue Coat School

Daily Mirror

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