Age of Wonder (Canberra)
Digital artist Paul Summerfield captures fantastical landscapes with wonderful textures, colour and intrigue.
‘A creative exploration of the wonderful feelings of freedom, daydreams, and splashes of nature in the urban landscape.’
Paul Summerfiled migrated from England to Australia in 1981 when he was three months old. Paul studied Fine Art at TAFE and was inspired by his teacher, the renowned Australian still life painter, Margaret Ackland. In 2003 Paul moved to Canberra to study 3D Animation for Film at AIE. By merging his technical fine art skills with his digital techniques, Paul developed a unique style that is vibrant and contemporary.
In 2004 Paul Won the Highly Commended Award in the SOYA ART PRIZE for his painting Age of Wonder. In 2007, Paul got into the top 10 of the Soya Art prize with his work Last Scientist. Paul has participated in several group exhibitions around the NSW Mid North Coast and in Canberra. In 2008 Paul held his First Solo Exhibition, The Age of Wonder, in Canberra. This exhibition was highly successful and allowed Paul to travel to Japan with his partner for a year of art research and sightseeing.
In 2010 Paul returned to Canberra in order to hold his second solo exhibition, Secret Cities, which featured a body of work inspired by his travels in Japan. Paul is currently developing a new body of work for a third Solo Exhibition to be held in 2011, in which essences of both Australia, Japan and the fantastical seep through, with a colour palette ranging from rich browns and rainforest greens, to magical surreal displays of colour.
Paul Summerfield's works are held in private collections internationally and all over Australia.