Original Oil Paintings Inspired by Skies Seascapes and Sunsets over California SkyVisionsArt by Spanky Paul
Born in Dalton Georgia, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Spanky Paul knew at an early age he wanted to spend his life as an artist. Spanky Paul received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of West Georgia, where he was awarded two oil painting awards for permanent collection, he gained first place at show from juror and world renowned Sculptor Peter Augustini from New York City, and the other from then Professor of Arts at UWG, Don Cooper, a world renowned artist is his own right. Inspired by his awards upon graduation Spanky Paul moved back to his home town of Dalton and continued to paint and travel in much of the Southeast to art shows and gallerys to display his work. During which time he founded an Art Gallery at his family's Colonial Home called Homeplace Art Garden. Shortly after he was invited to interview and landed a job as a textile artist and design associate at a small Graphic Design firm then weeks later was offered a job at one of the worlds largest carpet producers named World Carpets. Dalton Georgia is known globally as the "Carpet Capital of the World". Spanky Paul's interest in carpet and rug design was due to the artistic nature of creating elaborate designs with a paint brush which was then transfered onto silk screen and then to a carpet or rug substrate. Combined with creating the color palette to coordinate or contrast the design aesthetic this became the creative element that he needed to satisfy his artistic outlet.
After spending many years in design and color in the carpet and textile industry, which took him from the Georgia foothills to California and back again, twice. Spanky Paul quickly advanced from Color and Graphic Design to Manager of Color and Design with West Point Pepperell and was then hired by the worlds number one carpet manufacturer Shaw Industries. He was called back to California to become Vice President of Research and Product Development and then on to be Executive Vice President of a Southern California Carpet Manufacturer. Spanky Paul's dedication to developing the worlds first totally recyclable carpet product line by any carpet manufacturer called Environmental Solutions, led him to receive an endorsement from then Vice President Al Gore and later Awarded Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in environmental protection and for making a positive difference for the environment.
Although Spanky Paul cherishes his experience in the Carpet Industry he is quick to admit due to the required dedication needed to sustain a career in the upper management regime, the extensive hours required and not to mention the lack of hands-on artistic input the higher you climb the ranks in the industry, it was time to refrain back to his original plan which was to paint, on canvas, with a real paint brush as oppose to using a computer to create art for you as it is in todays world.
Spanky Paul now lives in the small seaside community of Dana Point California just minutes south of the world famous art colony of Laguna Beach. Inspired by artistic impressions of his own peripheral vision of the California landscape, seascape and skyscape Spanky Paul presents his latest Oil Paintings Collection called "SkyVisions". I hope you enjoy the following photographs of the constantly expanding collection.
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SkyVisions Collection - Series I June 2012 18"W X 24"L Oil on Canvas $460.00 USD SOLD
SkyVisions Collection - Series II July 2012 30" W X 48" L Oil on Canvas $680.00 USD
SkyVisions Collection - Series III March 2013 36" W X 48" L Oil on Canvas $975.00 USD
SkyVisions Collection - Cloudburst 1974 42" X 66" $1,974.00 USD
SkyVisions - Moonscape 1974 48" X 48" Oil on Canvas $1,700.00 USD
SkyVisions - Catalina Sunset from Dana Strands June 2013 36" X 48" Oil on Canvas $1,620.00 USD
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