Another Lockdown. Another Fundraising project…. THE DAILY MALE

Paul Stafford is “THE DAILY MALE”

Paul Stafford – Artist, cook and charity initiator will be embarking on a new project to support FareShare, Marcus Rashford’s preferred charity, which provides meals for those children in lockdown who find it difficult to access nutritional and healthy foods.

During the previous lockdown Paul, alongside other artists and gallery owners, raised over £18K for the charity mealsforthenhs,to provide meals for frontline NHS staff by auctioning their artworks. The auction was a great success, both in raising funds, but also in supporting artists with their mental health, as the project provided a vehicle for inspiration and artwork production.

Each day during the current lockdown, Paul will use the front page of The Daily Mail and paint a piece of artwork directly onto the front page, inspired by daily events both in the world and his own life.

He will produce 28 original works and post his oeuvres on all social media platforms.

All the works will be in acrylic on newsprint, each signed by Paul and, each bearing his thumbprint, a method he always uses to authenticate his work.

The auction will open the day after lockdown ends, Thursday the 3rd of December and close at 7.00pm on Sunday the 13th of December.

Paul will donate 50% of all profits directly to FareShare. 

The paintings can be viewed via the Daily Male button above.

Winning bidders will receive:

1.  A unique, original, signed Paul Stafford artwork, sent by registered post to any UK or European address free of charge. International orders will be quoted a price for shipment, additional to the purchase price.

2.  A signed and dated certificate of authentication.

3.  A short digital movie of Paul painting the artwork. The movie is compatible with all social media platforms and you are welcome to use it on any outlet you wish. Paul Stafford retains copyright.

Paul is represented in the UK by Gallery Different, Percy Street, London, where his archive of work can be viewed and purchased. Paul has previously been selected to represent the UK in prestigious exhibitions in New York, Boston and Germany. He has exhibited his work elsewhere around the world and has artworks in many private and public institutions. See

Paul graduated from The Slade School, London as the years most promising student and was awarded the prestigious Boise Travelling Scholarship, along with The Stanley Picker Fellowship in Sculpture, plus other BA artist travel awards. He continues to work in his studios in London and the South of France.

Paul has been made an Honorary Fellow of Kingston University in recognition of his contribution to UK Art and Design.

Paul is an elected member of the ‘The Royal Society of Sculptors’ in recognition of his contribution to British sculpture.

Paul Stafford BA(Hons), MA(Slade), ARBS, Hon Fellow KU, MC-2019

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This new project is launched today!

Calling Artists who are Famous and The Famous who are Artists to produce an artwork that will be auctioned on Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday – 12th May.

Details are in the Press Release below AND watch me explain (and miss a football shot at a big fence!) in this video….




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KISS: 2 new pieces in a London exhibition opening THIS Thursday night, 30th Jan 2020

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Secrets and Flies: The Story of a Masterchef and his Figtini

Secrets and Flies: The story of a Masterchef and his Figtini

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FIGTINI is now available online fromThe Gin Kitchen.

Order your bottle here!

Read all about the story of FIGTINI on this site and watch this space for further news, recipes and promotions.


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For Immediate Release

The Art of Cooking

Paul Stafford, Masterchef contestant; creates dishes, cooks, paints and hosts classes for the local community.

Opening Thursday 25th July 6-8.30 pm

Exhibition open: 25th July- 1st August
The Bomb Factory, Archway, London, N19 4AJ

Paul Stafford was a successful contestant in this years Masterchef UK. A show which aims to find the best amateur chefs through a series of knock out cooking challenges. This popular show has inspired millions of tv viewers to believe they too can cook exciting and exotic dishes from scratch. Paul is not only a talented chef but is also a practising artist, previously a course director at Kingston art school. He studied painting and sculpture at the Slade and now is able to combine his art practice alongside cooking and designing intriguing food combinations and menus.

The Bomb Factory Art Foundation will host the “The Art of Cooking” from the 25th July to the 2nd August. This two-week event will explore Paul Stafford’s twin passions of painting and fine food. This show will be both a cooking extravaganza as well as a painting exhibition.

Inspired by his Masterchef journey Paul will cook and host daily food masterclasses by sourcing ingredients from local supermarkets, that would be normally thrown away according to shelf life regulations. Between 5 pm and 7:30 pm every day he will create a dish at a minimum cost, that will be offered free to the audience and passers-by, hopefully inspiring them to do the same in their kitchens. Alongside this cooking event, Paul will be painting the food he has created every day. These foody images will be painted on huge cardboard boxes that will be hung in the gallery space at The Bomb Factory. Once again Paul will be using a resource that would otherwise be thrown away.

Itinerary and subsidiary events attached below. For Press Enquiries Contact:

Paul : + 44 (0) 7557 @bomb_factory_art_foundation

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New London Exhibition Coming In July: WATCH THIS SPACE!

Having successfully reached the Final Twelve in the world’s most watched and most prestigious TV cookery contest, in July Paul will be featured in an exciting new one man show in Central London, with the theme of food and cooking. There might even be a chance to sample his cuisine. More information to follow….

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Masterchef: Final Twelve!

Paul has now reached the Final Twelve of this year’s Masterchef!

He has battled his way through pasta, pies and pastry boxes.

In tonight’s episode, he cooks in the professional kitchen of the amazing FROG, in Covent garden, run by ex-Masterchef Professionals champion, Adam Handling.

Afterwards, he cooks in the studio for the legendary Michel Roux Junior.

Tune in at 8.00pm on BBC1.

You can see the paintings that have been inspired by his Masterchef journey at

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MasterchefUK 2019

Swapping oil paint for olive oil, Paul Stafford is appearing on Episode 7 of  Masterchef UK 2019.

He is proud to have been selected as a contestant on this global show, with an audience of 8 million viewers.

He has enjoyed painting, drawing, cooking and tasting food and now gets the opportunity to exhibit his artistry in the kitchen.

Don’t miss it.   Wednesday, 27th February       8.00pm       BBC1


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Chateau Cabezac 2018




In a trailer park in deepest Florida, it’s three in the afternoon. Metal is too hot to touch, tarmac is sticky like maple syrup, the air as thick as grits. It’s quiet, other than the muffled drone of an afternoon TV quiz show. Everyone is inside with their electric fans and iced tea. Only a bloody fool would sit out in this heat.

Oh, look! There’s one now. 
Paul Stafford is at his easel, painting frantically before his acrylics dry up in the sun. 
In front of him is an old refuse skip. 
But what HE’S seeing is the romance of 1950’s Americana – the colour, the lettering, the palm trees behind. 
On another day it’s a 1959 Belle Air Chevrolet. Then a scrapped vintage Cadillac. 
By now everyone is used to this Englishman out in the Midday Sun. Even the Mad Dogs ignore him apart from the odd sniff of his leg and a drool on his palette. Occasionally a resident will mosey over, telling anecdotes about meeting Elvis or offering cold beer. 
Back here in Occitanie, Paul finds similar treasures lurking in breakers’ yards and hedgerows – a weed covered 1956 Mercedes, a burnt out Citroen, an antiquated tractor, a mid century three wheel motorbike. Decrepit contraptions all with stories, written in rust, of a former life whipping around the vineyards of a southern French village. 
Paul Stafford trained at the Slade School and has spent his career as a practising artist and art educator at Kingston University, where he is an Honorary Fellow. You can see all these paintings and many others at a new show at Chateau Cabezac. 
Paul is sharing the exhibition space with a second artist, Yvonne Lodemore, another London based practitioner and educator, having studied Fine Art at Central St Martins.
Initially inspired by the Cornish landscape and artists, her work developed from observations and interpretations of landscape. It has changed over the years concentrating more critically on surfaces, constructions, rhythm and movement.  She has also produced an extensive body of figurative work and often returns to the figure, encouraging both aspects of her work to support the understanding and interpretation of the other. Yvonne’s abstract work originates from the representational but does not define any overt representation. She’s interested in geometry, natural grids and the infinite number of opportunities within. Her work is an attempt to open a new window onto the world, its complexity in turn, reflecting the many decisions we make in everything we do. She intends the viewer to both travel through her paintings and to take them in as a whole.
These recent abstract works were inspired by observations of compressed and contained materials. She has used the grid as a device to manipulate the viewer to explore the surface and move in and out of the shapes, spaces and intersecting lines.
Come and enjoy this doubly diverse exhibition and also of course, sample some delicious Cabezac wines. 
You are invited to the Vernissage on Friday, 20th July 2018, 5.00 – 8.00pm.
The exhibition runs from 21st July until 31st August. Open 7 days a week.
Chateau Cabezac


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