Paul Harman is an award-winning pastel artist who has dabbled in art since high school. Paul was awarded Signature Artist status by the Sierra Pastel Society and the Pastel Society of the West Coast. He has been immersed in the pastel medium for 14 years since first studying with his mentor Reif Erickson. He has continually been gaining experience in other artists techniques by taking workshops with other pastel artists as well as taking advantage of numerous plein air painting opportunities. His work has resulted in publication in Strokes of Genius 10, by Northlight Books and by winning Pastel artist of the month in Plein Air Magazine.
Paul is a realism painter who strives to capture memorable moments throughout California and other states. His subjects vary from landscapes to seascapes, local wildlife and historical barns. He loves to showcase the way light can bring a landscape to life. He enjoys painting immensely and is pleased when his work strikes a chord with a viewer.
Paul’s work is represented by Sunset Oaks Gallery, 1273 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn, CA