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Updated on Thursday, August 21, 2014
Paul Mullally is constantly challenging himself by tackling a wide range of subject matter, which includes multi-figure compositions, still lifes, landscapes and marine art. 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."