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Paul W. Flury - Snuffed Embers
Paul W. Flury - Conewaga in Spring
Paul W. Flury - Fog Lift
Paul W. Flury - Pine Creek
Paul W. Flury - City Island Water Treatment
Paul W. Flury - Brownstone Quarry Road
Paul Flury - October Frost
Paul W. Flury - Eckert Road in October
Paul W. Flury - Three's Company
Paul W. Flury - Christmas Dinner
Paul Flury - First Snow
Paul W. Flury - Blue Moon No. 2
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary American landscape painter Paul W. Flury (born 1954 in Harrisburg, PA).
Paul’s love of the Susquehanna River Valley began when he was a young lad living in Middletown, Pennsylvania, right along the banks of the Susquehanna River. Starting at the age of ten, he began to express the sense of his environment in his visual art. As an adolescent, he spent many hours in his boat on that river, pondering life and his place in it. Nature’s ethereal perfection influenced his approach to art and painting as Paul studied the different moods of the water and the surrounding landscapes. He sought to convey that same mood of quiet contemplation and mysterious beauty in his own art. Striving to portray similar qualities of depth in his own work, Paul focused on the vibrancy of light on both water and landscape subjects. He also strove to incorporate a feeling of timelessness for the viewer, a sense of life at a slower pace, whether in a nature scene or a still life.
Influenced by his parents, and particularly his father, Paul developed his painting technique throughout his high school years. But while he studied commercial art in his early twenties, he didn’t fine-tune his technical style until he took art history classes, which greatly expanded his thinking. Paul became greatly influenced by the Flemish Dutch painters and the Hudson River School painters like Fredrick Church, Thomas Moran and Sanford Gifford.
Returning to nature for inspiration, Paul began experimenting with the free expression of plein-air painting. Realizing that he needed to put the studio thinking aside to concentrate on the natural environment, he studied the American Impressionist and Tonalist painters for inspiration. The challenge of capturing the power of a moment onto a canvas with texture and color brought a refreshing new twist to the development of his technique.
A graphic designer and illustrator for many years, Paul used his experiences with design and composition to tell a story behind his subject matter and pull the viewer in.
Over the course of his career, Paul has been most gratified with his participation in group and solo shows. He is a member of the oldest art association in the country, “The Seven Lively Artist” Group. The artist’s works can be found in collections throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, Germany and South Africa.
Paul summarizes his creative philosophy this way: “Never stop learning and developing different techniques and mediums within the experiences of expressing one's thoughts and feelings in the visual arts."
March 27, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Paul W. Flury (Born 1954)
“Through my study of fine art, I developed an appreciation for the Hudson River School masters. I strive to portray similar qualities of depth in my own work. One focus is the vibrancy of light on both water and landscape subjects. I also try to incorporate a feeling of timelessness for the viewer, a sense of life at a slower pace, whether in a nature scene or a still life.
Returning to nature for inspiration, I have recently experimented with the free expression of plein–air painting. The challenge of capturing the power of a moment onto a canvas with texture and color brings a refreshing new twist to the development on my technique. Consistent with my other styles, though, I continue to work to develop a mood for the viewer.”