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PAUL S. BROWN | Grey Grouse Morning
  • PAUL S. BROWN | Grey Grouse Morning


    61 x 80 cms / 24" x 31½"
    Oil on Canvas


    “Things can just fall into place when I’m making a painting. Occasionally when I’m walking the dogs round a corn field near our house I see a man putting out his decoys and looking like he’s having a very good time. It puts me in mind of the old homestead corn fields where I grew up, and how you’d come across a hunter from time to time, or a turkey buzzard picking at their leavings.


    Leather and brass are always fun to paint, especially as fall comes round. I found the decoys at our local market and, maybe be- cause of our walks, I liked the idea of them for a painting. They’re old fibreglass and handpainted. The modern ones are more realistic but I like this half-shell, worn-down appearance and the craft that went into mak- ing them. They make me think of a nice day spent outside with a tough target.”


    • A true Classical Realist, Paul’s focus is on universal beauty. He upholds rigorous standards in pursuit of this, working from life, emulating the techniques and materials of the old masters, painting on linen canvas, preparing his own paints by hand, and carefully selecting pigments and oils to his precise requirements.


      Paul was apprenticed to D. Jeffrey Mims, before honing his talents at the Cecil-Graves Studio in Florence, where his talent as an exquisite draftsman was instantly recognised. Paul went on to teach at the prestigious Florence Academy of Art, renowned for its commitment to the academic tradition.


      Paul’s keen passion for nature is felt throughout his work and the influence of his upbringing, a Huckleberry Finn childhood spent roaming the outdoors in North Carolina and studying the world around him, can be seen in every brushstroke. His perfectly composed works are rich with atmosphere and detail.


      Read more about Paul S. Brown.

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