Paul Mullally is constantly challenging
himself by tackling a wide range of subject matter, which includes
multi-figure compositions, still lifes, landscapes and marine
Residing in Seattle, Paul works
from his studio in his home near Lake Washington. His interest
in art history and his extensive travels have played a significant
role in the subjects that he chooses to paint. People from around
the world and the cultures they represent have always been an
inspiration to him, as it is the colorful native dress of these
people and the unique architectural styles of these far away
places that captures his imagination.
As an example of his success
in these various subject matters, Paul has exhibited with many
high-profile invitational shows including the Denver Rotary,
Artists of America show; the Western Rendezvous of Art, in Helena,
Montana; the Great American Artists, in Cincinnati, Ohio; the
Masters of the American West, at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles,
California; and the Salon d'arts in Denver, Colorado.
Paul earned a Bachelor's Degree
in Fine Art from Seattle University, in Seattle, Washington,
and later studied at the Art Students League and the Salmagundi
Club in New York. Paul also spent two years painting at the Palette
and Chisel Club in Chicago, Illinois, where he became friends
with Richard Schmid, an artist who has influenced both his work
and his ideas about the meaning of art.
Mullally emphasizes, "Each
artist defines himself or herself by his or her personal passions
and interests, and each artist should strive to remain true to
his or her own vision.
In 2004, Paul was awarded the
"Shirl Smithson Founders Award for Master Signature Members,"
an award of merit from the Oil Painters Of America for his painting,
"Silent Reflections." This same year, at the Western
Rendezvous of Art, Paul was honored with the "Ben Stahl
Award" for "Best of Show" for his grouping of
paintings, and he was also awarded a separate "Award of
Excellence" for his painting titled, "La Tarahumara."
Paul received an "Award of Excellence" at the Northwest
Rendezvous 2005 for his painting, "Madonna Angelica."
2006 has proven to be a successful
year for Paul as well. He was included in the American Art Museum
at the Smithsonian Institution and now has a vertical file dedicated
to his work. The Smithsonian's website is www.si.edu. At the
15th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America,
Paul was awarded the "Award of Excellence" for Master
Signature Members for his painting, "Muse in Blue."