I have few clear concepts in my life… above all since I felt Enlightenment cannot explain all of the happenings… above all since I understood that reason dominates only a part of the human behavior. But I can still claim:
-Everybody who loves pets is usually a good person.
-Everybody who tries to experiment and not to be stuck to past rules (even its own rules) is usually a good person.
-Everybody who images its life as a trip to the future is usually a good person.
-Every good person is interested in Arts (and sometimes Art is its job).
Artist Paul White has a dog and likes nature, and feels its elements: earth, water, air and fire (later I will talk about the inexplicable ether) as sources of inspiration to work. He is constantly experimenting with styles and techniques, never rejecting one of them and looking for accumulating human experiences: those which are on the border of reality and dreams… a trip? Yes, a trip through countries and thoughts.
If we observe ‘Three People Having Fun’ with primitive colors and contours, we can feel the happy air of our childhood, an air that some people are able of keeping in an adult age…, when they play, beyond the threatening look of a toothy teacher
(maybe it’s a boss, priest, governor…). However, this happy air turns into fire in ‘Holding On’ where a pink woman of Greek profile is in the point of flying to the blue sky (very suggestive Paul’s blues) to see another perspective (Expressionist?… maybe Classic). In blues, once again, ‘Watering’, an exotic subject painted as a colored wood relief full (this time and to contrast with other works) of volumes and smooth shadows. At the end, we arrive to ‘The Land of Hopes’ and to the egg where creation started. It is nearly Abstract, nearly a Flemish icon… It’s Ether (ethereal) and it involves us in a new world, Paul White’s world, the world of a creator.
They say that ‘my’ Greco was angry at the beginning of his career because people confused his works with Tiziano’s paintings, they say that he changed the proportions of his figures to be personal, a creator. I think I could recognize Paul White’s works without looking the signature but looking his colors (blue, green, different pink), therefore he has got his goal.
Paul Barry White born 1947 in Hertfordshire UK, married, two children.
Studied: St.Albans school of fine arts & Central London. Made his living from Building and decorating, having his own business for many years, which allowed him considerable time to make art!!
Spent many a late night after a hard days work painting at a canvas late into the early hours.
His work is varied in style and content, always looking for something new to experiment with, rarely stuck for ideas.
Lived in Norfolk UK for nearly thirty years where he has a studio and a private gallery and a house full to the brim with art.