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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.

Banishment

Acrylic on Canvas Board

14 x 14 inches

2018

42 Pickup

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 inches

2019

Arascides

Mixed Media on Canvas Board

14 x 18 inches

2018

Fixing a Hole

Oil on Canvas 

16 x 20 inches

2019

Enter an Officer

Mixed Media on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2018‚Äč

Kuniko

Mixed Media on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2017

Enter Cornwall - on sale at RiverArts Chestertown

Acrylic on Canvas

11 x 14 inches

2018


Sign & Signal

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 22 inches

2018

The Shepherd's Note

Mixed Media on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2018

The Better Angel

Mixed Media on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2017

Composition in Primary Colors with Green Accents

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 18 inches

2010

Pyramus

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2017

Tashtego

Mixed Media on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2017

Interior Night

Acrylic on Canvas

12 x 12 inches

2017

Blessing

Acrylic on Burlap

16 x 20 inches

2018

Masthead

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2017

Helen's Cheek

Mixed Media on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2017

Son of 16

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2018

Rheum

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2017

Sea-Coal Ashes

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2018

Poltroon

Acrylic n Canvas

11 x 14 inches

2018


Novum

Acrylic on Canvas

11 x 14 inches

2018


Lasko Junior

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2018


Humpback

Acrylic on Canvas

11 x 14 inches

2018


Fate's Lieutenant

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2018

Roche Abbey

Acrylic on Canvas

12 x 12 inches

2017


Nocturnal

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2017


Facsimiles

Mixed Media on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2018


Thane of Cawdor

Acrylic on Canvas on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2018


Capstan Head

MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS

16 x 20 inches

2018


Captain Sleet

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2018

The Pagan's Breast

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2018

Pentaquod

Mixed Media on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2017

Brave Stave

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 

2018


Mitternacht

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 

2018


Epithalamium

Acrylic on Canvas 

16 x 20 inches

2017

Four Perches of the Pole - on sale at RiverArts Gallery Chestertown

Acrylic on Canvas Board

11 x 14 inches 

2018


Blue Magic

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 

2018


Rokovoko

Acrylic on Canvas Board

11 x 14 inches 

2018


Apogee

Acrylic on Canvas

12 x 16 inches 

2018


St Andrews on the Hill

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 18 inches 

2017


Multivertes  - on sale at Unity Church Hill Nursery

Acrylic on Canvas

Overall size 11 x 14 inches

2018

Coarse Correction

Acrylic on Canvas

Overall size 16 x 20 inches

2018

Mr. Jay

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2018

Mardian

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 12 inches

2018

One-eyed Jack

Acrylic on Canvas

Overall size 16 x 20 inches

2018

Bildad

Acrylic on Canvas Board

11 x 14 inches

2017

Fearless Fire - on sale at RiverArts Gallery Chestertown

Acrylic on Canvas

11 x 14 inches

2018

The Mirror

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

2018

Mammoth

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20  inches

2018

Counterpane

Acrylic on Canvas

11 x 14 inches

2018

Lad Five Feet High

Acrylic, Graphite and Ink on Canvas board

12 x 16 inches

2018

Heath - on sale at Unity Church Hill Nursery

Acrylic on Canvas

11 x 14 inches

2018

Conversant

Acrylic on Canvas Board

11 x 14 inches 

2017


Forty Barrel Bull

Acrylic on Canvas Board

11 x 14 inches 

2017


Dromio

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 

2018


Nachtfalter

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 

2018


Polixenes

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 

2018


The Good Wine

Mixed Media on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 

2018


Kuniko

Mixed Media on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 

2017


The Crimson Garden

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 

2018


R01-18

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 

2018


Severalism

Acrylic on Canvas 

16 x 20 inches 

2018


Structure

Acrylic on Canvas 

12 x 12 inches 

2018


Orbital Paths

Acrylic on Canvas Board

11 x 14 inches 

2018


Reversion

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 

2018


ML1-19

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 

2019


Passionata

Oil on Canvas 

16 x 20 inches 

2018


Atmosphere

Acrylic on Canvas Board

11 x 14 inches 

2017


Benedick

Ink and Graphite on Canvas Board

14 x 18 inches 

2018


Mountain of Affection

Ink and Graphite on Canvas Board

14 x 18 inches 

2018


Mimster

Acrylic on Canvas Board (Framed)

14 x 18 inches

2018

Compass

Acrylic on Canvas 

16 x 12 inches

2018

MC2-18

Acrylic on Canvas 

16 x 20 inches

2018

MC1-18

Acrylic on Canvas 

16 x 20 inches

2018