The Artist

Studies:
Informal apprenticeship with American Artist, Rober Bonnin, (Who's Who in American Art), 1973 through 1980. I continue my studies through viewing and observations of other artists at museums, galleries, and art shows. The majority of my experience comes from being a self-taught artist.

Artist's Statement:
I began to draw and paint at the age of two and have never stopped! My original inspiration came from my first museum visit (age two), and later my love of nature and solitude. I like to use natural colors with very little enhancement, because nature provides an overwhelming array of colors. Over the years, my art has evolved to include architecture, people, and man-made objects in natural surroundings. These elements provide great opportunity for the use of perspective, adding strength, and drama to my paintings. I like to paint landscapes that reinforce lines of visual direction, by making clouds that move rhythmically, or using the shapes of distant trees and hills to mimic perspective. I look for settings, or motifs that have these strengths naturally.

One Person Exhibits
1997 to Present: Coulton's Gift Shop, Mansfield, Ohio
1996: Richland Academy of the Arts, Mansfield, Ohio
1995: Home Collection Gallery, Mansfield, Ohio
1994: Barrington One Building, Mansfield, Ohio
1993: Mansfield Art and Frame Gallery, Mansfield, Ohio
1989: Melrose Public Library, Melrose, Massachusetts
1981: Mansfield Fine Arts Guild, Mansfield, Ohio
1980: Old Orchard Beach Artist Association, Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Group Exhibits
2002: The Portage Hill Gallery, Westfield, New York
2000: The Chasen Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1999: The Chasen Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
1991 to Present: The Richland Academy of the Arts, Mansfield, Ohio
1999: Hene's Art and Supply, Mansfield, Ohio
1996-1998: The Gallery in the Vault: Wooster, Ohio
1993 to Present: Mansfield Fine Arts Guild May Shows and Fall Members Shows, Mansfield, Ohio
1993-1995: The Caccivio Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
1990: The Newman Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
1989: The Caccivio Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts 1987-1988: Driscoll and Walsh Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1978-1984: Old Orchard Beach Association, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
1975 to Present: The Mansfield Fine Arts Guild, Mansfield, Ohio
1975 to Present: Extensive exhibitions in juried shows throughout Eastern and Midwestern United States

Teaching Experience
1991 to Present: The Painter's Art, Mansfield, Ohio
1991 to Present: Richland Academy of the Arts, Mansfield, Ohio
1990: The Mansfield Fine Arts Guild, Mansfield, Ohio
1978 to 1983: Old Orchard Beach Association, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
1978 to 1980: Mansfield City School System, Mansfield, Ohio: Artist in residence - teaching oil painting and drawing.

Employment
1988 to Present:

paulmcclainthepaintersart@yahoo.com
The Painters Art
134 South Linden Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
419-524-0137

- Specializing in oil paintings, watercolors, limited edition lithographs that are signed and numbered and commissioned artwork.

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