Paul Chizik, Biography
Born in1957, Vancouver, B.C my paintings are rooted in the classical tradition with a contemporary approach. I work in the custom of painting major scale canvasses in the studio as well as the plein-air custom of working directly outdoors in a variety of environments where the natural splendor or raw urban power is immediate. My work ranges from landscapes, to portraiture, figurative narratives and still life. As artist, mentor and teacher I hope to have the art of painting regain its role as an exciting, current and vibrant visual medium with a renewed urgency.
1995-2017. Independent Studies. Traveled & studied many of the major works in Canada, Australia, the
United States and Europe (England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands).
1995-1996. Florence Academy of Art. Florence, Italy. Michael John Angel Studios, Florence, Italy.
Study of Cast Painting, Still Life, Anatomy, Morphology, Master Drawing / Painting techniques &
formulas. Further studies Portraiture & Figurative work under Master Painter Michael John Angel.
Independent studies with master drawings in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.
1995. Chicago Institute of Art, USA. Studied under Michael John Angel on Techniques of The Old Masters.
1988. Western Washington University, Bellingham, USA. Independent study program in Life Study.
Continuing studies with Professor Thomas Slotterback and Professor Tom Sherwood.
2018. Plein-air Painting in Canada. Italian Cultural Centre Museum. Vancouver, BC. Canada.
2009-2017. Winter Show. Selection of new work. Belgravia Gallery, London. England.
2011. Group Show. Karen Lynne Gallery.Florida, U.S.A.
2010. Solo Show. The Progression of Paint. Belgravia Gallery, London. England.
2005-2011. Group Show. Summer Show. Belgravia Gallery. London, England.
2007-2009. Group Show. The Weiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta. Canada.