February 20, 2020 - March 18, 2020

Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, February 22nd, 3-5pm.

Artist will give an informal talk about his work at 4pm

The public is welcome!

Artist’s Statement

Since I retired from teaching art in the Queensbury school system (35-½ years) in 2001 I have been creating paintings at the rate of one per month and a half, with time off for those busy times like November and December.  Some years have been more productive and some years have been less productive.  One thing is clear, though, I am still painting after 18 years.

I have worked my way through many different areas of subject matter.  

Lately I have been involved in creating images of different foods. The food paintings started out as a joke and then grew into focused still lifes.  That is, the food has been taken out of the still life and been given star billing.  I have also been creating small collages of tinfoil that I then turn into larger paintings. They are realistic but look abstract.  I thought I would like to focus on those two subjects for this show and then throw in a few off-topic paintings that are recent but don’t fit any category similar to the others.  That’s why I call this show “Food and Foil Paintings, et.al.”

All of my paintings show the same attention to detail and color play.  I wish I could easily classify my work under one heading – but I can’t.  I have even been experimenting with abstract painting in an effort to break away from the tedious hard edges that seem to dominate my work…to no avail.  Even my abstracts look tightly controlled.  I suppose I should break away but it seems that I really do enjoy this eclectic hard edged grind…maybe I’m too old to change.

For more information on Paul, visit his website at http://paulmchapmanart.com/bio-res-page.html