Summer (Sleeping Medusa)

Oil (1980), acrylic and conte (2020) on canvas

Size: h 29″ x w 43 ” x d 1″

My show at the Art Noise Gallery in Kingston has been extended until 12 September 2020! This is great news as both the store and gallery are now open for browsing, occupancy of course limited due to social distancing requirements but an appointment is no longer required. The show also continues virtually (https://www.artnoise.ca/gallery.html) and pieces are rotated in the window for street viewing.

Summer (Sleeping Medusa) is from the Time half of my show. I started this painting in 1980, when I was working in oil. In 2018 I changed the background and in June 2020 I finally finished it in acrylic. Note that she is less elusive than the other figures in Time, revealing her full face (or is it after all a mask, slipping to one side slightly?).

I invite you to visit my new website for an overview of my art as I continue to add images and information: https://www.npaulvisualart.com/

Sea Change (Fall Rich and Strange)

Acrylic, Japanese paper, gold leaf on canvas (2020)

Size: w 28 x h 40 x d 1.75 inches

Starting July 2, my show Time/Lines will be on exhibit, virtually as well as by appointment and window viewing, at Art Noise Gallery, Kingston, Canada — https://www.artnoise.ca/gallery.html The invitation below features my Fall painting from 40 years ago (in contrast to the recent Fall painting posted above).

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/

Life Lines/ Red Lines (1)

Acrylic, graphite, gesso on wood panel; Diptych (2019)

Size: w 12″ x h 16″ (x two)

This work, as well as Life Lines/ Red Lines (2), is currently on exhibit in the juried show, “Seeing Red,” at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery (St Lawrence College, Brockville Ontario campus) until November 22nd.