Paul Chester

Landscape oil painting by Paul Chester featuring two lake side tree lines framing a lake

Between the Two Points, 2021, oil on wood panel, 24″ x 24″

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About the artist:

Paul Chester studied painting and sculpture in art academies in Toronto and Paris and graduated from Ontario College Of Art in 1992, now known as OCAD University. With oil as his primary medium, Chester builds the surfaces of his wood panels and canvases with many layers of paint and glazes. The physicality in the treatment of these canvases is closely connected to Chester’s sculptural experience and sustained relationship with his natural surroundings. Lines are often scratched and carved into the paint, exposing the ground beneath. The luminosity that highlights the individual landscapes is the essential element that threads Chester’s works together.

His paintings are not individually derived from specific locations but are rather suggested fragments of recollection, glimpses of memory. Chester notes, “the subjects of my oil paintings are restful places and retreats found in the natural landscape – country fields, flowers, forests, horizons, clouds and waterscapes. These impressions are painted from memory and the experience of that moment – they are my visual diaries; peaceful mementos celebrating beauty.”

Paul has had 36 Solo Exhibitions and over 45 Group Shows across Canada, the United States, and London, England and is currently represented by 10 galleries.

Multiple paintings hang on a white wall and propped against furniture in Paul Chester's studio

Paul Chester’s Studio

Paul Chester will be joined by Corina Kiefert Chester at their shared property.


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Exhibitions

Installation view of KAST Selections exhibition. From Left: Paul Nabuurs, Bronson Smith, David Hickey

It’s All About ARTISTS Preview Exhibition

Jane LowBeer, String Theory, 2015, monotype on paper, 22" x 28"

Rowena Dykins, Lynn River, 2012

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Sep 19, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is currently open to the public, by appointment

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