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Gallery Artists:

Hamilton Aguiar
Craig Alan
Kevin Barrett
G. Rodo Boulanger
Greg Calibey
Paul Chester
Michele Dangelo
Charles Dwyer
Elisabeth Estivalet
Liz Gribin
Johanna Harmon
Peregrine Heathcote
Ron Hicks

Larry Horowitz
France Jodoin
Sebastian Kruger
Yingzhao Liu
Ramon Lombarte
Tim Merrett
David Morico
Nadee
Paul Oxborough
Virginia Peck
Jessica Pisano
Jean Richardson
Pauline Roche
Marlene Rose
Regina Saura
David Michael Slonim
Randy Stevens
Steven Stroud
Andy Summers
Thom Surman
Jeffrey Terreson
Gideon Tomaschoff

Lynne Windsor
Ronnie Wood

Additional Select Artists:
(see all)

Scott Addis
Yoel Benharrouche
Romero Britto
Jim Buckels
Michel Delacroix
Domonique Dorie
Brian Fox
David Gerstein
Jurgen Gorg
Hessam
Ted Jeremenko
Odile Kinart
Willi Kissmer
Hisaku Kobayashi
David Krakov
Joseph Lorusso
Sam Park
Thomas Pradzynski
Charlotte Reine
James Rizzi
Mackenzie Thorpe
Don Wilks

 

Paul Chester
artwork

b. 1956

Canadian artist Paul Chester combines both painting and sculptural elements in his unique works of art. With oil as his primary medium, Chester builds the surfaces of his canvases with many layers of paint and glazes, thereby crafting intricate, tactile landscapes. The skillful cultivation of paint allows him to shape the canvas by scratching and carving lines on the surface, sometimes exposing the ground beneath the paint. This approach forms grasses, tress and shrubs and serves as a means of providing a rich abstract surface texture. The physicality in the treatment of these canvases is closely connected to Chester's sculptural experience and sustained relationship with his natural surroundings. Employing a seemingly infinite array of colors, detail, texture and light, Paul Chester suggests "the many colors of the changing season inspire my work- from the muted tones of a rainy day, to the colorful vibrancy of a summer garden."

Paul Chester's painting within a painting style recalls Post-Impressionist artist Georges Seurat, who painted "borders" in an Impressionist style around his pointillist images, adjusting the colors of the borders to contrast or coalesce with the colors inside the picture plane. Unlike the Impressionist painters, however, Chester decidedly does not paint open air, i.e. en plein air. His pastoral scenes are poetic expressions that seek to capture the beauty of the terrain begotten from sometimes a flash of memory or a pursuant dream. Chester notes, "the subjects of my oil paintings are restful places and retreats found in the natural landscape – country fields, flowers, rolling hills, forests, horizons, cloud formations, and waterscapes. These impressions are painted from memory – they are my visual diaries; peaceful mementos celebrating beauty."

By capturing the essence of a still lake at sunset, a field of grasses waving in the summer breeze, or the dazzling colors of a forest in autumn, Chester triumphs to reveal his own recollections of the 45 acres of woodland surrounding his home in Ontario, Canada. While each work stands alone in its intimate portrayal of the conjured memory of the artist's natural world, the luminosity that highlights the individual landscapes is the essential element that threads Chester's works together, creating a powerful and unforgettable exhibition at Newbury Fine Arts.

 

PAUL CHESTER OCAD, SCA, FCA

AWARDS:

1991   Best Sculpture: The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
1990   Loomis & Toles Award: Best Sculpture, Scarborough, Ontario
1989   Best Sculpture: The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario

EDUCATION AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

2002   Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists
1992   OCAD (Advanced Standing) Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1991   OCAD (Advanced Standing) Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1990   OCAD (Advanced Standing) Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1982   Academy St. Roch, Paris, France.
1982   Arts Sake, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Member of the Society of Canadian Artists
1981   Arts Sake, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Member of the Society of Canadian Artists

CATALOGUE/REVIEWS/PUBLICATIONS:

2010   Exhibition Catalogue, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA USA
2009   Peterborough Examiner, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2005   Return, Exhibition Catalogue, Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2003   Beyond the Natural Landscape, The Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2002   Parcours, L'Informateur des arts, Autumn Issue, Vol. 8 #3
2002   Peterborough Examiner, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 12/02
2002   Recent Paintings (Catalogue Brochure)
2001   Recent Paintings (Catalogue Brochure)
1998   Luminous Skies: Recent Paintings by Paul Chester
1998   Peterborough Examiner, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, gbgb August/98
1995   Magazin' Art, Fall Issue
1995   Charting the Land: Recent Paintings by Paul Chester (Catalogue)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2011   Wallack Galleries, The Luminous Landscape, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
2010   Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
2009   Gallery Gevik, "Miles Away", Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2008   The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2008   Gallerie Le Royer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2006   The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2006   Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2005   Gallery Gevik, "Return", Toronto, Ontario, Cananda
2004   The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2004   West End Gallery, "Corina's Garden," Victoria, B.C., Canada
2004   Galerie Le Royer, Montreal, Quebec
2003   West End Gallery, "Seasons", Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2003   The Art Gallery of Peterborough, "Beyond the Natural Landscape", Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
2003   Teodora Art Gallery, "Landscape Passages", Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2002   The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2002   Art & Soul Gallery, Pickering, Ontario, Canada
2001   Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2001   West End Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Canada
2000   The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2000   Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1999   Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1999   West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1998   Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1998   West End Gallery. Victoria, B.C., Canada
1998   The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
1997   Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1996   West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1996   The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
1994   The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
1991   Toronto International Art Exhibition (Art Expo), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1987   Gallery St. Luke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1985   Here and Now Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1983   David Jean Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SELECTED JURIED AND GROUP EXHIBITONS:

2010/2011 Beacon Fine Arts Gallery, New Jersey
2002/09 SCA Integration Show, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Chameleon Nation, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Wallak Galleries, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
Meta 4 Gallery, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wynne/Falconer Gallery, Chatham, MA, USA
The Whistler Art Galleries, Whistler, B.C., Canada
Galerie Le Royer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Rendez-vous Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Opening Night Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Trinity Galleries, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
The Railings Gallery, London, England, UK
Gail Harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA USA
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
The Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
1995 Cygnet Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
James Baird Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Marble Arch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kitchner/Waterloo Gallery, Kitchner, Ontario, Canada
The Cure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA USA
Galerie Beaux Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1989 Art Dialogue Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Gallery
Del Bello Gallery (Int. Miniature Exhibition) Toronto, Canada
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Grace Gallery of Fine Art, Whitby, Ontario, Canada
The Station Gallery, "The Human Element", Whitby, Ontario, Canada
1987 The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts, Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
Art Alive Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
The Latchman Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario, Canada

 

 
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