Stepping Out

Acrylic, graphite, pastel on paper mounted on birch panel (2020)

Size: w 14″ x h 18″ x d 1.6″

Take a moment to visit my new website: npaulvisualart.com . I will continue to post images each month on this site, npaulartworks.com. The new site is where my work can be viewed comprehensively, organized in galleries, and more background is provided (still under construction as I add images and information).

Nereids Join ‘La Danse’

Nereids Join (I)

Acrylic, graphite and coloured gesso on birch panel

Nereids Join (II)

Size (each): 8″ x 8″ x 1.6″

Nereids Join (III)

In my Nereids series of paintings, a tiny pair of luminous elven-like figures explore at my behest distant lands, seas and sky, the underworld and the tops of mountains; they are the agents of my empathetic imagination.  The fifty Nereids of Greek mythology were gentle, unremarkable maidens who lived at the bottom of the sea.  In my work they exemplify the humility needed to understand, to connect.

“Nereids Join La Danse” I, II, and III, with a nod to Henri Matisse in particular, celebrate artists of integrity great and small. They will be on display at the Isabel Bader Centre, Art and Media Lab, Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada (March 16-27) as part of the exhibit “The Politics of the Artist’s Footprint” https://www.facebook.com/events/125247775582098/

Butterflies

Acrylic on travertine tiles (2019)

Size: each is h 4″ x w 4″ x d 0.5″

These and other works are currently on exhibit until December 30 at the Show of Smalls at Art Noise, Kingston https://www.artnoise.ca/gallery.html

The Piggery in Newburgh (owner/operator Jaana Parks) is displaying several of my larger pieces on canvas as well as numerous small pieces such as those shown above. https://www.thepiggerygallery.com/