Paul Thurlby

Earth Hour Artist Interview

Originally from Nottingham, Paul is an award winning illustrator living in Brighton. He was fortunate enough to have had his personal project, Alphabet, published as a children's book in 2011. Since then he hasn't looked back.

What’s the title of your art piece?

Plants on a Table

What’s the meaning/thinking behind your art piece?

It’s about doing something small, something that everyone of us can do to help the planet. One of those things is buying some house plants to make our own spaces greener.

Describe your style in 3 words.

Colourful, Graphic, Imperfect

Who's on your playlist while working on this project?

‘People Ain’t No Good’ – Nick Cave.  ‘Helter Skelter’ (Second Version / Take 17) – The Beatles.  ‘Bangers and Mash’ - Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren. ‘Wonderful World’ - Sam Cooke. ‘The Bare Necessities’ – Bruce Reitherman & Phil Harris. ‘Starry Starry Night’ – Lianne La Havas. ‘The Horsey in the House Song’ – Michael Bublé (For my little boy!)


Where & what will you be doing at this year’s Earth Hour on 28th March 2020?

Doing the recycling.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would it be and why?

Stop deforestation and habitat loss. Make the planet green again.

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