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Academic Degrees:    
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, 1978
Bachelor of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design, 1979

Shows and Awards:

North East Watercolor Society: Accepted into the 2021 International Exhibition and received the Smile award in memory of Harvey Ball, Accepted into the 2022 International Exhibition.
New England Watercolor Society: Accepted into the National Open Competition 2014, Regional Show 2019, International show 2022.

Connecticut Watercolor Society: Accepted into Juried Art Shows: 2013-2019 Winner of the Esther Fay Memorial Award 2019

Lyme Art Academy: Ship to Shore Exhibit 2nd Place Award 2021, Centennial Celebration 2021 Paint Out: First Place Award, 2nd Place 4 Acts Show

Connecticut Plein Painters Society: 2nd Place Award 2020

Clinton Art Society

72nd Annual Summer Juried Show: Cora Howard Memorial Prize

70th Annual Summer Juried Art Show:  Ceci & Lucille Grimm Memorial Prize

Elected Members Show: Best in Show Award

66th Annual Summer Juried Art Show: First Niagra Bank Clinton Prize Award 2015
65th Annual Summer Juried Art Show: Charles F. Shea Memorial Prize Award, 2014.
64th Annual Summer Juried Art Show: Victor Mays Prize Award, 2013
63rd Annual Summer Juried Art Show: Hammocks, LLC. Prize Award, 2011

Madison Art Society: Lou Bonamarte Memorial Award 2021, Best Nautical 2022

Connecticut Plein Painters Society: 2nd Place Award 2020

About the Artist:

Paul started painting watercolors on vacation in Maine, at a camp next to a pristine mountain lake, unplugged from the world. Paul is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture Degree. Most of Paul’s professional life as an architect was spent designing and managing residential, commercial and educational projects for both private architectural firms and for 25 years as the Facilities Planning Director and Campus Architect for Southern Connecticut State University

About the Art:

Paul says this about his art work: “Watercolor is the perfect medium for me. Painting watercolors is a struggle between what is planned and what happens when water and pigment mix. I become immersed in this give and take relationship between what I want and what Is actually happening on the paper. What surfaces from the turbulence of the process is a painting.  I strive for a mood or feeling and atmosphere in my paintings. Light and how it plays within the scene is most important. I don't try to depict every detail but leave things up to the viewer to complete the picture on their own.”

About the Framing:

I build my own picture frames with cherry or maple, and occasionally walnut. To bring out the natural beauty of the wood I prefer a natural hand rubbed tung oil finish. Picture mats are custom cut, conservation acid-free mat board and the backer board is an acid-free foam core.





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