Paul Harman

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.  In 2007 he retired from a long career in law enforcement allowing him to further his love of painting full time. He studied for a year with Reif Erickson, a distinguished pastel artist. He fell in love with the pastel medium absorbing every detail on composition and color he could glean from his mentor throughout his year of weekly instruction. Paul thoroughly immersed himself in the medium attending pastel workshops by other pastel artists as well as taking advantage of numerous plein air painting opportunities.


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.


More of his work is showcased on his website,

Meet the Artist Video
with Paul Harman

North Auburn Art Studios

Annual Spring Open Studios Tour

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