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Gallery Artists:

Hamilton Aguiar
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
Odile Kinart
Sebastian Kruger
Yingzhao Liu
Ramon Lombarte
Joseph Lorusso
Tim Merrett
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
Willi Kissmer
Hisaku Kobayashi
David Krakov
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

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

Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists
1990/92 OCAD (Advanced Standing)
Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Academy St. Roch, Paris, France.
1981/82 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
Peterborough Examiner, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 12/02
2001/02 Recent Paintings (Catalogue Brochure)
1998 Luminous Skies: Recent Paintings by Paul Chester
Peterborough Examiner, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, gbgb August/98
1995 Magazin' Art, Fall Issue
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
Gallerie Le Royer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2006 The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2005 Gallery Gevik, "Return", Toronto, Ontario, Cananda
2004 The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
West End Gallery, "Corina's Garden," Victoria, B.C., Canada
Galerie Le Royer, Montreal, Quebec
West End Gallery, "Seasons", Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The Art Gallery of Peterborough, "Beyond the Natural Landscape", Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
Teodora Art Gallery, "Landscape Passages", Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Art & Soul Gallery, Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
West End Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Canada
The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
West End Gallery. Victoria, B.C., Canada
The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
1995 The Russell Gallery of Fine Art, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Toronto International Art Exhibition (Art Expo), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gallery St. Luke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Here and Now Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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