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Paul's approach to abstract painting is intuitive. He makes a mark and follows its lead, paying careful attention to stopping points along the way to identify the finishing point. He tries to stay out of the way of the physical properties of the materials manipulating them only to the extent that each piece dictates to arrive at a point of pictorial coherence. Much of the working process involves a deliberate flirtation with figurative imagery which, as soon as it appears to follow a certain representational direction, is immediately subverted to another direction. This subversion is accomplished both structurally and visually through drawing and applications of paint which defy control such as pouring and flinging and using knives or drawing implements to push the paint around and structure it. The use of metallic paint also serves to block literal interpretation. The process of the work generally occurs in one session. Keeping the paint fluid is important to allow it to interact with itself to arrive at the final image. As such, much of Paul's abstract work is in acrylics as it allows for freedom of application. However, in the past year, Paul has completed a number of important, large-scale works (including two triptychs) in oil-based paints which have taken his abstract work  in new and exciting directions.

Medium Abstract

Dive


On Sale in RiverArts Arcade

Chestertown

Ink on Paper

25 x 33 inches 

2019

$795

Sea-coal Ashes

Acrylic on Canvas

22 x 28 inches

2020

$395

Pentateuch & Source


On Sale at Tish Fine Art Plus Chestertown

Acrylic, Ink & Graphite on Canvas

18 x 24 inches

2019

$595

Springhalt

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 24 inches

2018

$295

St Andrew's on the Hill

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 28 inches

2017

$495

No Faces

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48 inches

2020

$295

Ventidus

Acrylic Ink & Graphite on Canvas Board

22 x 28 inches

2018

$350

Fulvia

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 24 inches

2018

$325

Bear Left

Acrylic on Corrugated Card

24 x 27 inches

2020

$395

Numero Uno

Acrylic on Canvas 

24 x 30 inches

2018

$495

Capstan Head


Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 24 inches

2018

$375

Failed Policies

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 36 inches

2017

$395

Liverpool Street Station

Acrylic on Canvas 

22 x 28 inches

2017

$275

Pharoah

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 24 inches

2018

$375

Spatial Opacity

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 36 inches

2018

$395

Jaffar

Acrylic on Canvas 

20 x 28 inches

2017

$395

Mostly Drawing

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 32 inches

2017

$295

Claud

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 24 inches

2018

$325

Flowmenko

Acrylic on Canvas 

24 x 36 inches

2018

$375

Icarus

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 32 inches

2017

$395

Clear Lee

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 30 inches

2018

$395

Stack O'Lee

Acrylic on Canvas 

18 x 24 inches

2018

$295

Aquae

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 30 inches

2017

$595

Shadow Box

Acrylic on Canvas

28 x 32 inches

2018

$495

Fog's End

Acrylic on Canvas 

22 x 28 inches

2018

$450

Nature's Above Art

Acrylic on Canvas Board

18 x 24 inches

2018

$395

Equal yet Separate

Acrylic on Canvas 

12 x 28 inches

2018         $395