British artist, born in Manchester. Lives in London. Studied at the Slade School of Art (1976-78) and Cardiff College of Art (1973-76). Winstanley's canvases invite the viewer to inhabit vacant rooms, generating his own narratives from personal memories. These works are like mental images in a double sense: first, each painting is itself a remembrance of something seen; and second, the depicted situation doesn't represent an event but merely a transitional phase, a waiting period. Until recently, color appeared only rarely in Winstanley's compositions, but the addition of color in newer works generates a particularly haunting atmosphere. Recent one-person exhibitions: 2000 - Paul Winstanley, 1301 PE Projects and Editions, Los Angeles, 1999 - New Paintings, Galerie Obadia, Paris, 1998 - ArtNow 12 (Project Room), Tate Gallery, London. Recent group exhibitions: 2000 - Nature et Urbanisme, Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris, 1999 - Paysages, Fondation Guerlain, Les Mesnuls, 1995 - Crossroads, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brussels.