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When:

Sat 16 Oct 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 17 Oct 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm
Tue 19 Oct 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wed 20 Oct 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 21 Oct 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Matapihi Art Gallery, 34 Bow St, Raglan, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Due to popular demand Paul's exhibition 'Pathways', has been extended until the 21st of October.
Great work worth checking out, if your visiting Raglan make sure you stop by to view these great works of art. Also very reasonably priced for originals.

After almost 30 years running his graphic design business (Graphic Eyes Limited), and a life changing triple-bypass Paul decided to get back to some of his grass root passions of painting, carving and surfing.

At first it was like a '70s retro time warp starting painting after he had just completed two years studying at the School of Design, Wellington (1971-72), with the then artists influences such as: Robin White, Rita Angus, Gordon Walters, Colin McCahon, Michael Smither, Don Binney, Brent Wong of which Paul would use as inspiration in his paintings some 30 years later.

Initially Paul painted (2004-08) what he liked or was in the mood to paint, mainly photo-realism and exploring the medium of acrylic using his graphic design background of minimalism, an influence of Paul’s art teacher Robin White.

The use of flat bright colours, simplifying scenes and graphic shapes... streamlining them back to the basics but Paul realised around 2008 that he was getting bored and unfulfilled so he wanted to develop a theme based on his interests of native wilderness, wildlife, environment, Maori whakapapa and surfing.

Paul formulated a style heavily influenced by his skills as a graphic designer plus his fascination of nature’s wilderness and wildlife... so called “jumbled randomness” of shapes and colours. Paul reinterpreted these into an ordered imposition and repetition in his painting’s structure. Repetition of the Nikau palm allows for this segmentation of the painting which reinforces his style of “ordered randomness”.