Biography

Paul Chizik

Born in1957, Vancouver, B.C my paintings are rooted in the classical tradition with a contemporary approach. I work in the custom of painting major scale canvasses in the studio as well as the plein-air custom of working directly outdoors in a variety of environments where the natural splendor or raw urban power is immediate. My work ranges from landscapes, to portraiture, figurative narratives and still life. As artist, mentor and teacher I hope to have the art of painting regain its role as an exciting, current and vibrant visual medium with a renewed urgency.
Born in1957, Vancouver, B.C my paintings are rooted in the classical tradition with a contemporary approach. I work in the custom of painting major scale canvasses in the studio as well as the plein-air custom of working directly outdoors in a variety of environments where the natural splendor or raw urban power is immediate. My work ranges from landscapes, to portraiture, figurative narratives and still life. As artist, mentor and teacher I hope to have the art of painting regain its role as an exciting, current and vibrant visual medium with a renewed urgency.

Education

1995-2017. Independent Studies. Traveled & studied many of the major works in Canada, Australia, the

United States and Europe (England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands).

1995-1996. Florence Academy of Art. Florence, Italy. Michael John Angel Studios, Florence, Italy.

Study of Cast Painting, Still Life, Anatomy, Morphology, Master Drawing / Painting techniques &

formulas. Further studies Portraiture & Figurative work under Master Painter Michael John Angel.

Independent studies with master drawings in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.

1995. Chicago Institute of Art, USA. Studied under Michael John Angel on Techniques of The Old Masters.

1988. Western Washington University, Bellingham, USA. Independent study program in Life Study.

Continuing studies with Professor Thomas Slotterback and Professor Tom Sherwood.

Exhibition Highlights

2018. Plein-air Painting in Canada. Italian Cultural Centre Museum. Vancouver, BC. Canada.

2009-2017. Winter Show. Selection of new work. Belgravia Gallery, London. England.

2011. Group Show. Karen Lynne Gallery.Florida, U.S.A.

2010. Solo Show. The Progression of Paint. Belgravia Gallery, London. England.

2005-2011. Group Show. Summer Show. Belgravia Gallery. London, England.

2007-2009. Group Show. The Weiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta. Canada.
Paul Chizik

Artwork

  • Grand Canal

    Original Pastel

    18.5×26.5

  • Grand Canal

    Original Oil

    54×72

  • The Seymour Rive

    Original Pastel

    27×20

  • Autumn Day

    Original Oil
    27 X 40

  • Red Ontario

    Original Oil

    12×10

  • Dappled Light

    Original Oil

    15×12

  • Urban Landscape

    Original Oil

    15×12

  • Dark Forms, Autumn Light

    Original Oil

    18×16

  • Western Light

    Original Oil
    9 X 12

  • Two Ships

    Original Oil
    5 X 6.5

  • Western Winter Western Light

    Original Oil
    30 X 31.5

  • Reflected Patterns of Orange

    Original Oil
    8 X 10

  • Summer

    Original Oil
    6 X 6

  • Dark Waters Rice Lake

    Original Oil
    54 X 68

  • Half Light

    Original Oil
    11.5 X 14.5

  • Movement of Yellow On Grey

    Original Oil
    8 X 10

  • Weighted Smoke Industrial Landscape

    Original Oil
    50 X 72

  • Along The Joffre Range

    Original Oil
    8 X 10.5

  • Brown on Green

    Original Oil
    7.5X10.5

  • Winter Trees

    Original Oil
    10 X 12

  • Along the Seine

    Original Oil
    14 X 18

  • Shifting Cloud Over A Northern Landscape

    Original Oil
    9 X 12

  • Aquarius Run

    Original Oil
    8 X 11

  • Open Forest Blue Yellow & Green

    Original Oil
    15 X 20

  • Dark Silhouettes in Orchard Grove

    Original Oil
    52 X 79

  • High Summer

    Original Oil
    8 X 8