Paul Jorgensen was born in Tofino in 1947 and at an early age moved to Nanaimo, BC, where he now lives and works from his home studio.
Paul’s passion for art started early—painting has always been a part of his life—and for the last twelve years it has been his full-time endeavour. Encouraged by his teachers and parents, he graduated from the Vancouver School of Art (now known as Emily Carr University of Art + Design) and for a short time worked in graphic design. Paul’s journey into traditional and academic painting gave way to a more imagined landscape. Saturated in rich colours, Paul’s work is influenced by the Impressionists and the Group of Seven.
Paul’s recent trip to the untouched natural landscape of the Great Bear Rainforest has deeply concerned him with questions of human sustainability in such a delicate and pristine ecosystem.
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