Paul Herbert brings his “jumbled randomness” to Matapihi Art Gallery this week. Paul’s exhibition ‘Pathways’will be on show until 9 October.
Paul Herbert: Born Blenheim 02-12-52
From an early age Paul realized he had a couple of passions in life: design and the sea. (Paul has been a surfer since he was 12 years old.)
Paul was fortunate enough to have been influenced by Robin White (Art Teacher and a leading artist of the 70-80’s) and Sam Hunt ( English Teacher) at Mana College, Wellington. Both Robin and Sam helped Paul to focus on his passion and develop his approach to creating and design.
After almost 30 years running his graphic design business (Graphic Eyes Limited), and a life changing triple-bypass Paul decided to get back to some of his grass root passions of painting, carving and surfing.
Paul’s paintings (mainly acrylic on canvas) have a strong graphic design influence in the use of shapes, bright colours, eye to detail, 3D forms, photo realism – all developed through graphic design skills learnt over his lifetime. He has a fascination with nature’s wilderness and wildlife – the so called “jumbled randomness” of shapes and colours. Paul reinterprets this into an ordered imposition and repetition in his painting’s structure.
Paul was a finalist in the Yellow Pages Awards in 2006 and exhibits his work in the annual Cambridge Society of Arts “The Exhibition,” the Heritage Gallery and cafes in Cambridge.
Meet Paul Herbert: Sat 25th Sept 12 — 3pm, at Matapihi Art Gallery, 34 Bow St.
‘Pathways’ 21 September to 9 October 2010 @ Matapihi Art Gallery,
34 Bow Street, Raglan.