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PAUL HARMON: EXOTIC JOURNEYS


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Life is good. There is no end to this quixotic exploration of the human condition through painting. At 80, I am still learning and vitally curious about what painting images on a flat surface may reveal. This being an odyssey where the destination is beyond reach, we are left to savor the most exotic of journeys. —Paul Harmon


Ode to Ingres, 2014 Oil on Canvas
 48 x 36 inches $4,200


Blue Table, 2009 Oil on Canvas 20 x 16 inches $1,000

As if the Sea Should Part (Emily Dickinson), 2020 
 Oil on Canvas
 52 x 64 inches $7,000


Paul Harmon maintains a painting regimen that amazes even his closest friends. The work flourishes, transforming with his spirit. The hard line stencils have disappeared. Painted lines continue to define the painting, but they are not as restrictive. Subjects are even allowed to roam beyond the lines, “crossing borders” so to speak. He stays in tune with the twenty-first century by incorporating visual elements such as pixelation and selective coloring, offering his own interpretation of popular digital Essie’s Unicorn Odyssey, 2019 photographic effects. Oil on Panel Oil on Canvas 24 x 36 inches $10,000 WORDS BY JOHN GUIDER

48 x60 inches $6,200


PAUL HARMON: EXOTIC JOURNEYS


Around the World, 2019 Oil on Canvas 40 x 30 inches $3,400

Villa California II, (Detail) 2018 Oil on Canvas 72 x 48 inches $7,000


PAUL HARMON: EXOTIC JOURNEYS

Settled Woman: Spain, 2020 Oil on Canvas 30 x 24 inches $1,800

Private Lives (with Hare), 2018 Oil on Canvas
 36 x 48 inches $4,200


Heartland, 2020 Oil on Canvas 30 x 40 inches $3,400

The Song & Pythagoras, 2019 Oil on Canvas 51 x 64 inches $7,000


PAUL HARMON: EXOTIC JOURNEYS


PAUL HARMON: EXOTIC JOURNEYS

Chimera, 2020 Oil on Canvas 30 x 40 inches $3,400

The Lawn Party, 2019 Oil on Canvas 24 x 30 inches $1,800


Long Ago, Far Away, 2019 Oil on Canvas 30 x 40 inches $3,400

Fireflies #3 Oil on Linen on Board 35 x 24.5 inches $11,000 (detail)


PAUL HARMON: EXOTIC JOURNEYS

Mise-en-Scene, 2019 Oil on Canvas 24 x 30 inches $1,800

Sharondale Circle, 2020 Oil on Canvas 30 x 24 inches $1,800


The World, The Flesh, 2019 Oil on Canvas 30 x 24 inches $1,800


The White Dog, 2019 Oil on Canvas 40 x 30 inches $3,400


Coming Home, 2019 Oil on Canvas 24 x 30 inches $1,800

The Shetland Sprite, 2019 Oil on Canvas 60 x 48 inches $6,200


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PAUL HARMON: EXOTIC JOURNEYS

Suor Maria Celeste (Detail) Oil on Canvas 30 x 24 inches $1,800

Things Comes, Things Go, 2019 Oil on Canvas 30 x 40 inches $3,400


Back in the Day, 2018 Oil on Canvas 48 x 36 inches $4,200


PAUL HARMON: EXOTIC JOURNEYS

With over a staggering 1900 finished canvases to his credit, Harmon expresses some surprise as he states that his new work is his best yet. However, that seems to be the way of art. Renowned critic Clement Greenberg once famously stated, “In visual arts, prodigies don’t count. In music and literature, yes, but not in art” It is through strong will and intellect that Harmon has managed to fly out of the turbulence of youth, over the mountains of success into that rarified air where the pilot has turned off the seatbelt sign while bidding the artist’s subjects to move about the canvas freely.


PAUL HARMON. PHOTO BY JOHN GUIDER

FRONT COVER: SUOR MARIA CELESTE (DETAIL) OIL ON CANVAS, 30 X 24 INCHES
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