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Artist Paul Gala


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Biography


I have long been inspired by the magical and luminous artwork of the Old Masters, the Hudson River School artists, and others.  My artistic journey was fueled by studying French Art and History in Paris, France in the early 1990’s.  Years after finishing school and working in different business environments, I surrendered to my creative side.  I quickly discovered that I was happiest and most fulfilled when I was painting.  By attending many different plein air workshops over the years, I have been transported back in time.  I’ve walked the same terrain of some of the great artists, and painted at some of the same locations they did. The history and experiences of the artists, the virtually untouched scenic landscapes, and the pure immensity of nature in these places overwhelms, humbles, excites and inspires me emotionally and spiritually.
 
My paintings are a reflection of how I see the world and I often get lost in the creation.  It starts from places I have been in nature.  These places give the work an initial direction, but the paintings take a life of their own.  Through the use of different techniques, including abandoning the brush and using my hands and rags, I directly connect with the painting.  There is a kind of magic that happens when you are completely in the moment of painting.  A viewer’s enjoyment of my art is an individual experience.  I provide the jumping off point and then they take an interactive journey and are transported to their own special place.  It’s a nice place to be!
 
My work is held in both private and corporate collections.
 
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