• Paul Beattie

    “an enormous body of work of a man lost to us in the midst of an unbelievably productive career, a man who has a long record of superior production, a style and subject matter of his own and a great diversity of media. Beattie is a genius…whose work is just waiting to be discovered on a national basis.” – Thomas B. Hess

  • Paul Beattie

    Paul’s paintings “explore cosmological phenomena, but they simultaneously focus more intently on the various points at which these phenomena intersect with art-historical elements.” – Thomas Albright

Abstract Realist

Although influenced by the work of Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Hans Hofmann, Paul Beattie chose to work in a more personal direction. He strove to impart a “deep-space” quality to what he called a “Pollockian surface-patterned tracery” in his paintings.

Paul was passionately interested in incorporating the linear quality, surface shapes, and the kinetic action aspects of Abstract Expressionist work as well as the Cubist’s faceted segmenting of the pictorial surface. He strove to extend both Cezanne’s approach to inter-locking edges and the open brushwork of Degas, Manet, Rembrandt, and de Kooning, transforming all of these elements through his interest in astronomy, particle physics, and organic molecular progressions.