Paul Hastings at Gallery 44
Opening on Friday night.
All of my work is done “en plein air” and most of it right in P-town. No working from photos-ever.
Boston Artist Paul Hastings grew up in Manchester, NH and received his bachelor’s degree there in Commercial Art from Notre Dame College. Although trained in the graphic arts, after college Paul began to gravitate towards freer forms of expression and later studied drawing and painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
One can easily see the roots of his graphic design training in his calculated compositions and in the use of shape and color as strong graphic elements employed to capture light as it plays on everyday objects, the human figure, or the landscape. He is currently influenced by the work of Fairfield Porter, Janet Fish, and George Nick and is striving to reduce the visual clutter of his subjects without sacrificing their essence.
Paul paints in his studio in West Roxbury and en plein air on the Outer Cape –usually in short four or five hour sessions. He is a member of the United South End Artists Association, and his work has been exhibited in the Roslindale Open Studios show and at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
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