Julian Paltenghi studied at Loughborough College of Art and has worked as a painter and sculptor since the 1980's. He won the Hunting / Observer Travel Award which took him to Australia in 1992, returning with a large folio of work which was later exhibited at the Royal College of Art, London.
He has travelled widely, painting in Zanzibar, Ireland, South of France, Crete, Portugal, Australia, Baja – Mexico.
As well as his painting of landscapes and still lifes – flowers, fruit – and more recently bottles and glasses, he is also a sculptor. This series of bronze dancers is a homage to his father, David Paltenghi, the ballet dancer and choreographer.
Paltenghi has held regular exhibitions in Bath, London, New York, Paris and in Australia. His awards for painting iclude the Hunting / Observer prize 1991, 1993, 1994. His work is in numerous corporate and private collections in Europe, North America and Australia including Christies London.