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Paul Kirley
Sonoma, CA

About the Artist

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.

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About the Artist

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.

Artist’s Work

Arch of light
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Arch of Light

By Paul Kirley

Sf in motion
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SF in Motion

By Paul Kirley

Sonoma plaza 1
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Sonoma Plaza #1

By Paul Kirley

Polk patina
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Polk Patina

By Paul Kirley

Driving in wine country
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Driving in Wine Country

By Paul Kirley

Cast iron and carved stone
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Cast Iron and Carved Stone

By Paul Kirley

Sculpture and press
Paul kirley

Sculpture and press

By Paul Kirley

Theater
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Theater

By Paul Kirley

Reflection 1 2
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Reflection-1

By Paul Kirley

Eiffel and bicycles
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Eiffel and bicycles

By Paul Kirley

Selected Exhibitions

  • Ongoing exhibit at Perrell Fine Art
    Los Angeles, CA, 2010
  • Ongoing exhibit at Arts Guild of Sonoma
    Sonoma, CA, 2010
  • Views of the City exhibit at Artist X-Change
    San Francisco, CA, 2010
  • Printing-theme-exhibit at Artists X-Change
    San Francisco, CA, 2010

Education

  • Art Center College of Design, B.A. in Design
    Pasadena, CA,1991