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Art Exhibition: Paul Brahmns
February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Exhibition runs February 6 – May 2, 2020. Opening reception 2/6, 5:30-7:30pm.
Born and raised in Portland, Paul Brahms began painting in his early teen years, studying the works in galleries such as the former Barridoff gallery, where he saw the work of Alfred Chadbourn, Joseph Nicoletti, Robert Solotaire and others. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1986, and subsequently worked in New York City, Italy, France, but always returning to Maine.
“I have been exploring realist painting as a way to articulate what interests me visually and emotionally about my experiences and surroundings. My hope, my intention, is to respond to the elusive characteristics of the medium in a way that is true to the elusive qualities of everything, the complexity of forms in nature, human or otherwise, or the ephemeral quality of light on a wave on the beach, for example. There is only so much our eyes and mind and heart can take in. With that truth, my challenge is to not be too explicit with the paint, but strive to imply atmosphere and mood rather describe it.”