“When I work with brush and paint in nature, I am reminded that I am a finite piece of a larger work. I experience my sense of belonging, my sense of place, I begin by soaking in the energy of the land; I look, listen, smell, touch and taste the intensity of a spot. These feelings help me derive inspiration and connection to that presence. My brush quickly moves across the canvas while I am filled with a feeling of intimate inspiration until I sense the piece is complete. When my work is going well I am filled with energy = a flow and recognition of that particular place and slice of time. When people view my work, I’d like them to be filled with an emotional connection to the subtle power and non-monetary value of nature”.
Paul is the former director of the Kenderdine U of S Campus and Art School and is the owner of Hues’ Art Supply.