Painting in a representational manner, Paul utilizes the tactile quality of oil paint and strives to make a painting that has confident brushwork, paint handling and color.
If one had to select a phrase that would comprehensively describe Paul’s process, “economy of brush stroke” would be suitable. Whether painting plein air or in his studio Paul makes no effort to conceal the brush strokes suggesting an immediacy that gives each piece an impressionistic look. These brush stroke demonstrates, to a certain extent, how the painting is constructed. His goal is simple, “To entertain the viewer, whether it be a landscape, figurative or an industrial scene, I want it to take the viewer out of the moment.”
Paul’s education is varied and includes studying at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, an AA from Harrisburg Area Community College and MFA from Syracuse University and has taught Painting, Drawing and Design at the college level.