John Paddy Carstairs (1910 – 1970)

Carstairs was a painter in oil, gouache and watercolour, writer and film-maker. He studied art at the Slade School of Fine Art and exhibited at the Leicester Gallery, RBA, RA and Paris Salon. He held extensive one-man shows, including at the Redfern Gallery, Leger Galleries and Walkers Galleries. His work is in the collections of Trinity College, Oxford, City Art Gallery, Manchester, and Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery, Fife. Carstairs began his film career as a camera assistant and went on to direct forty five feature films. The first was Holiday’s End, 1937, and among his versatile output was a series with the comedian Norman Wisdom, starting with Trouble in Store, 1953. He wrote over thirty books. He lived at Kingston Hill, Surrey.

John Paddy Carstairs, St Tropez

John Paddy Carstairs, St Tropez

St Tropez
Gouache, watercolour & ink:
53 x 38 cm
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Carnival in Cannes'

Carnival in Cannes
Gouache on Paper: 50 x 66 cm
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Exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'The River of Flowers, Funchal'

River of Flowers, Funchal
Gouache on Paper: 35 x 50 cm
Signed & Dated ’54
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'The Cricket Match'

The Cricket Match
Gouache & Watercolour on Paper: 33 x 50 cm
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Afternoon at the Beach'

Afternoon at the Beach
Pen, Ink & Gouache on Paper: 35 x 50 cm
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Carnara de Lobos, Madeira'

Carnara de Lobos, Madeira
Watercolour & Ink on Paper: 34 x 36 cm
Signed & Dated 1954
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Samba in Brasilia'

Samba in Brasilia
Pen, Ink & Gouache on Paper: 48 x 62 cm
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Reids Hotel, Madeira'

Reids Hotel, Madeira
Gouache on Paper: 50 x 35 cm
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Looking out on Paris'

Looking out on Paris
Mixed Media: 50 x 29 cm
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Cannes'

Cannes
Watercolour on Paper: 33 x 49 cm
Signed & Dated 1953
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Summer Holiday'

Summer Holiday
Watercolour & Gouache
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'View from the Balcony'

View from the Balcony
Watercolour & Ink
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Rabat'

Rabat
Pen, Ink & Gouache on Paper: 40 x 50 cm
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Mediterranean Vistas'

Mediterranean Vistas
Watercolour & Ink on Paper
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'La Plage, France'

La Plage, France
Gouache on Paper: 69 x 35 cm
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'La Croisette, Cannes'

La Croisette, Cannes
Gouache on Paper: 37 x 51 cm
Signed & Dated ’54
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'New York'

New York
Gouache on Paper: 40 x 54 cm
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Cannes Harbour'

Cannes Harbour
Oil on Panel: 36 x 45 cm
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Portofino'

Portofino
Oil on Panel: 61 x 76 cm
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John Paddy Carstairs, 'Gran Canale, Venice'

Gran Canale, Venice
Pen, Ink & Gouache on Paper:
35 x 50 cm
Signed & Inscribed ‘Gran Canale, Venice’
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