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Paul Mahoney

Like many contemporary artists Paul initially trained and worked as a sign writer running his own businesses in Victor Harbor and Port Douglas.

As a career, sign making and graphic design have provided in forming an intimate relationship with paint and colour. Its demand for large scale pictorials and signage have given Paul the confidence for painting large canvases with solid design and knife skills.  He has been painting since 2012 and joined Mark Lobert Gallery as an Artist in Residence in 2023.

His unique style is instantly recognisable by those familiar with his work. Trademark heavily worked canvasses, multi-layered, scratched and cracked surfaces. Working in oils, his abstracted palette knife approach allows him the freedom to continually explore differing surface tensions and to create a three dimensional representation of the subject matter.