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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.

Bear Left

Acrylic on Corrugated Card (Framed)

24 x 27 inches

2018

St Andrews on the Hill

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 28 inches 

2017


Fulvia

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 24 inches

2018

Failed Policies 

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 36 inches

2017

Liverpool Street Station

Acrylic on Canvas

22 x 28 inches

2017

Pharoah

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 24 inches

2018

Spatial Opacity

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 36 inches

2018

Tears

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 28 inches

2017


Mostly Drawing

Acrylic on Canvas on Canvas

24 x 32 inches

2017


Claud

Mixed Media on Canvas Board

18 x 24 inches 

2018


No Faces

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 28 inches 

2018


Flowmenko

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 36 inches 

2018


Icarus

Mixed Media on Canvas

20 x 30 inches 

2017


Clear Lee

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 30 inches 

2018


Stack O'Lee

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 24 inches 

2018


Aquae

Mixed Media on Canvas

24 x 30 inches

2017

Shadow Box

Acrylic on Canvas

28 x 32 inches 

2017


Fog's End

Acrylic on Canvas

22 x 28 inches 

2018


Equal yet Separate

Acrylic on Canvas 

12 x 28 inches

2018

Nature is Above Art

Acrylic on Canvas Board (Framed)

18 x 24 inches

2018