LIVE AUCTION | PAINTINGS
Oil and silver metal leaf on canvas
18″ x 18″
Signature: lower left corner
Retail Value: $1,200
Minimum Bid: $400
Paul Morin’s portraits are included in major public and private collections around the world and his portrait of Barack Obama, titled “Profile in Hope,” was presented to the President in the Oval Office in 2010.
A “Contemporary Realist,” Paul combines a traditional technique with a modern sensibility—images that confront the viewer with a sense of scale that is very individual.
Paul’s paintings emphasize character. By capturing the unique look and expression of each sitter, Paul delves into the personality of his subjects much like a candid snapshot reveals the moment—specific projection of a person’s inner thoughts. His commissioned portraits bring an immediacy to his subjects revealing an inner life that truly makes the sitter “come alive.” Though contemporary, Paul’s pieces have a warmth, subtlety, and elegance that is timeless. Paul is a member of the Portrait Society of America and is represented by ArtHaus Gallery in San Francisco.