Piece description from the artist
Paris urban Dreamscape based photos taken in my travels. Photos and acrylic mixed on wood. Original complete with hanging hardware ready for installation.
Growing up in a family of artists and designers, art was an integral part of Paul's life as a child. His first set of brushes and introduction to painting came in the spring of 1969. His father was working with "Walter Gropius":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Gropius in Cambridge, MA. His mom belonged to a figure drawing group that met on Wednesdays in his living room on Center Street in Marblehead. Paul's first paintings were black tempera on newsprint. He was 2 years old and wanted to be an artist when he grew up.
Kirley's artistic influences include a connection to landscape, buildings and place through family exposure to architecture and landscape architecture. He discovered both photography and a love of 50’s "abstract expressionist":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_expressionism painting in his teens. Paul lived to shoot photos, draw and paint. Trips to the museum became trips to church for him. He dreamed "Kline":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Kline brush strokes, "Stieglitz":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Stieglitz compositions, and "Rauschenberg":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rauschenberg combines.
Paul is an exhibiting member of the Arts Guild of Sonoma and regularly contributes to the Venice Artwalk.