Urban Gallery UK
Founded by sixth-generation Portsmouth man Paul Parsons in 2012, Urban Gallery UK is an artwork brand which celebrates Portsmouth through Paul's own prints and commissioned pieces by other artists across the city.
Urban Gallery UK also encompasses a bespoke artwork range, such as baby name art, family trees, personalised football art, and wedding invitations.
After completing a Graphics and Illustration degree at Kent Institute of Art and Design and spending ten years in the industry, Paul went on a US road trip and was inspired by the loyalty and pride of the local people and their artwork, and wanted to establish something similar in Portsmouth. That's where his idea for Urban Gallery UK came from.
Paul is now the course manager for AS Graphics at South Downs College.
Picture credit: Shaun Roster and Paul Parsons.