I began my art journey in 1975, age 31, deciding to use the benefits of my soon-to-expire GI Bill, entering the Fine Arts Program at the University of New Hampshire. I managed to complete their four-year BFA program in a little less than two years. (Don’t ask, it’s complicated). I basically took classes in a way that was not designed by the University. I took part in the 1977 BFA graduating class exhibition but had not achieved my diploma. After a two year hiatus, I returned and completed UNH “requirements” for an official Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art. After “graduating”, I continued to care for my terminally ill daughter while doing my best to paint and occasionally “dabble” in photography. I won a number of awards in both disciplines along with patron collection of my work - including the Walt Kuhn Collection. I showed in many exhibitions within New England, solo and group, including the Currier Museum of Art. In 2018, I was awarded the Down East Magazine “Grand Prize” in landscape photography (See it in the January issue). After the death of my daughter in ’83, I continued to paint and process photos but after a large solo exhibit in 1995 did not show again until 2017 with a solo exhibit of 24 paintings; it was a long 22 years filled with life’s experiences and the birth a new son which, once again, found me being a half-time dad and later a full-time dad. I continue to paint, do photography, and a bit of writing; trying to share the “gifts” and beauty of what I see as our world. Other interests/indulgences that influence my existence are Native teachings and ceremony (my ancestry), Tai Chi and being a dancer at Native powwows. I also do my best to practice gratitude and happiness ... it is such a short journey. It is an honor for me to share. Hope you enjoy my work. Apiji go miigwech (“thank you very much” - Ojibwe language), Paul
Oil on Panel  9.5" x 13"
About Paul Beaulieu