by Paul Boruff
Reception:Mon, Sep 9, 7-8:30pm
I love working with oil paint and wax. I love the way it feels when I spread it on the canvas. I am fascinated by its refractive and translucent qualities. Getting into the dirt, trail dust, wind, light in my eyes, going out where the subject is, nature, that’s my longing. Nature frees my spirit. It gives me the opportunity to blend the musical colors I see into a spiritual dream and capture it on canvas. I require of myself only to be unbound by the box of conventionality.
Paul Boruff grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and now makes his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. His creative background ranges from visual art to music to stage and film acting. Following his service for the United States Navy in Vietnam, Paul received his AA degree in Fine Art at Scottsdale Community College in 1976. Paul studied oil painting at Arizona State University focusing on the techniques of the Old Masters. Many of his original oil paintings are created using encaustics, a technique where beeswax is heated, mixed with pigment and applied to the canvas. Paul also paints in watercolor and acrylic. Paul receives much of his inspiration from the grandeur of our first National Park–Yellowstone and loves to paint landscapes. On location painting is his favorite. He has painted at the Grand Canyon National Park, Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park, and in Montana at Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Paul loves the Arizona and Utah desert lands.
Location: Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
Contact Information: (801) 594-8651