Paul Norwood

Communicating sensation through figuration has always been a central theme in my work. I never tire of the endless challenges and opportunities the human form presents. And by combining the figure with bold graphic elements, an invisible, layered reality emerges. Concentric circles echo the rippling of water and heighten the already charged world the figures inhabit.

The aggressive handling of palette knife and paint mimic the fluidity and energy of the subject matter. I’m constantly striving to represent form with fewer strokes and a simpler palette, engaging the viewer to complete the piece in their own minds eye.

I draw my inspiration from many different sources. The Bay Area figurative artists, the colorist approach of Fairfield Porter and the abstraction of Sonia Delaunay.

Bio

Paul Norwood grew up on the coast of Maine and decided early on that he’d rather paint the sea than fish from it. He went on to study fine art and graduate from Syracuse University with a BFA. His career as an art director and creative director has had a lasting influence on his work. He now paints full time at his studio in Mill Valley, California and on Martha’s Vineyard. 

 

2014

San Francisco Art Market

Serena and Lily Online Gallery, Sausalito, CA

Group Show - Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA

Eisenhauer Gallery, Martha's Vineyard

Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC

2013

San Francisco Art Market

Serena and Lily Online Gallery, Sausalito, CA

Group Show - Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA

Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC

Group Show - PikNik, Boston, Martha’s Vineyard

2012

Serena and Lily Online Gallery, Sausalito, CA

Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA

Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC

Group Show - PikNik, Boston, Martha’s Vineyard

2011

Featured Artist - Serena & Lily Online Gallery, Sausalito, CA

Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA.

Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC.

Group Show - PikNik, Martha’s Vineyard

MPG Gallery, Newburyport, MA

2010

Group Show - PikNik, Martha’s Vineyard

MPG Gallery, Newburyport, MA

2009

Group Show - PikNik, Martha’s Vineyard

2008

The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA

Group Show - PikNik, Martha’s Vineyard

2007

Judy Rotenberg Gallery, Boston

PikNik, Martha’s Vineyard

Group Show - The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA

2006

Group Show - Judy Rotenberg Gallery, Boston

Solo Show - M&M Stone Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard

The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA

2005

Solo Show - Get Real Art, New York.

Group Show - Judy Rotenberg Gallery, Boston

M&M Stone Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard

Group Show - The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA

2004

Judy Rotenberg Gallery, Boston

Get Real Art, New York

Gardner Colby Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard

The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA

2003

Group Show, Judy Rotenberg Gallery, Boston

Gardner Colby Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard

Group Show, New Art on Newbury, Boston

Group Show, Get Real Art, New York

2002

Group Show, Get Real Art, New York

Gardner Colby Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard

Group Show, New Art on Newbury

2001

Solo Show, Get Real Art, New York

Gardner Colby Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard

Group Show, New Art on Newbury, Boston

2000

Gardner Colby Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard

Group Show, New Art on Newbury, Boston