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. 

 

Paul Norwood Exhibitions

2014 – San Francisco Art Market?Serena and Lily Online Gallery, Sausalito, CA?Group Show, Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC?Eisenhauer Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard

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?PikNik, Boston, Martha’s Vineyard

2012 – Serena and Lily Online Gallery, Sausalito, CA Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC?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.?MPG Gallery, Newburyport, MA, PikNik, Martha’s Vineyard

2010 – Group Show, PikNik, Martha’s Vineyard MPG Gallery, Newburyport, MA

2009 – Group Show, PikNik, Martha’s Vineyard

2008 – The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA 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 The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA

2005 – Solo Show, Get Real Art, New York.?Group Show, Judy Rotenberg Gallery, Boston?Group Show, The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA

2004 – Group Show, Judy Rotenberg Gallery, Boston Solo show, Get Real Art, New York?Gardner Colby Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA, Group Show, Judy Rotenberg Gallery, Boston Get Real Art, New York

2003 – Gardner Colby Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard Group Show, New Art on Newbury, Boston

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