Paul E. Santori is a painter and musician living on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Born in Columbia, Missouri he has always lived in the United States, spending his early years in Tulsa, Oklahoma before moving to Matawan, New Jersey. From 1978 to 1982 he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he benefited from a very open curriculum which allowed him to work in sculpture, video and performance art.  His main interest, however, was always painting and drawing. On graduating with a BFA from SAIC he worked at freelance gallery and museum installation and various other odd jobs, showing at occasional group shows. His interest in music began around this time and he became heavily involved in the music scene until 1989. Circumstances in life then led to a long hiatus from artistic activity until 2008 when he began painting again in earnest. In 2012 he moved to Falls Church, Virginia where in addition to making art he started playing music again. In 2017, he relocated to the Eastern Shore, Maryland where he is currently active in the local art and music scene.


1981- One-man show at University of Chicago Midway Arts Center.

1982- Drawing included in an exhibit of student work at the Art Institute of Chicago.

1983- Participated in a series of group shows at Bucktown Arts Collective in Chicago.

2009- Exhibited in 2 group shows at Medusa Gallery, Chicago.

2016-  Artomatic, Crystal City, Virginia.

2018-  RiverArts, Abstract and Ceramics Show; Studio Tour Exhibition; and Holiday Show, Chesterton, Maryland.

2019- RiverArts Variations on a Theme (Still Life and Portraiture); Patterns of the Eastern Shore; Plein Air Exhibition; Work in a Series; Studio Tour Exhibition; and Holiday Show Chestertown, Maryland.

2019- Mount Harmon Lotus Blossom Festival, Maryland.

2019- Group Show - Chestertown Yacht Club - Plein Air Interpretations 

2019- Group Show -Chestertown Marina, Maryland

2019- Pop-up Gallery (Group Show) - Harry Potter Festival, Chestertown, Maryland

2019 - One-man show at Rodney Pratt Gallery, 2nd Act Antiques, Old Newcastle, Delaware. 

2019 - 2020 - One-man show at Gloria Faye Dingus Centre for the Arts, Warrenton, Virginia.

2019 - 2020 Sonora Miniatures Show, group exhibition, Old Newcastle, Delaware

2020 - RiverArts, Seeing Red; Abstracts and Ceramics;

Current exhibitions

2019 -  Church Hill, group exhibition, on-going . . . 

2020 - Group show at Tish Fine Art Plus, Chestertown, Maryland, ​on-going

2020 - Abstract National Exhibition, MarkArts, Wichita Kansas (Honorable Mention) until July 11th

2020 - Monochromatic Abstract, Vancouver Art Space, Vancouver, Washington ​until July 1st

2020 - One man show at MKT Gallery, Wilmington, DE until August 2nd

2020 - Group Show at Brittany Davies Gallery, Ojai, CA from July 13th

Galleries, Critics and Art Lovers

Paul is represented by the gallery Tish Fine Arts Plus, Chestertown MD

To exhibit or purchase art or for more information contact Inez Gwen on 571-335-5367 

or email  [email protected] 

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