Dr. Paul Brand's Artist Statement:
I paint and draw first for the simple pleasure of putting color on paper, and then to create paintings that stand out because they fuse realistic images and strong abstract designs. In some paintings realism is dominant and in others, abstract design dominates. As a result, my work shows a wide range of styles. Throughout, I believe my paintings show bold compositions and bright color.
Condors (watercolor), Paul Brand
I paint diverse subjects, most often landscapes but also still life and abstracts, using watercolors, acrylics, pastels or charcoal. I love watercolors for their luminous, fresh appearance, acrylics for their immediacy and simplicity, pastels for their intense colors and ease of application, and charcoal for the range of values and richness of the darks. Over the last 20 years, my paintings have been accepted in many competitive juried shows, and are in the collections of Tiffin University and Stark State College, Canton, Ohio.
Friday, February 22, 4 to 6 PM - 4th Floor, Mulford Library
Free event, open to the public - Light refreshments provided
Featuring a lecture entitled "Create Your Own World" by
Paul H. Brand, Ph.D.
Dr. Brand is Associate Professor Emeritus in the UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences and an award-winning artist. His artwork has been featured in over 20 juried exhibits and he regularly teaches art classes in the Toledo area community. Visit Dr. Brand's website to learn more about his artwork.
View this video of Paul Brand talking about his artwork.
This video was featured as part of a story on Brand in the Toledo Blade on September 23, 2018 - "Toledo artist Paul Brand tells his students they are masters of their world"