“Round about what is, lies a whole mysterious world of what might be – a psychological romance of possibilities and things that do not happen.”
Paul Hastings is an oil painter and North Carolina native who has been creating vivid landscape and still life oil paintings for the past 16 years. His breathtaking landscapes are a product of frequent travels throughout the Southeast – stretching from the high country of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coastal lowlands and the Florida Everglades.
It’s Paul’s artistic quest to capture a specific moment in time on each canvas. Enhancing the subtleties of light and shadows in cloud formations against an artfully blended sky has become a trademark recognizable in virtually all of his work.
Accompanying Paul’s hyper-realistic works is a body of surrealistic paintings that combine his mastery of realism and his unbounded creativity to couple seemingly disparate elements of the natural world into cohesive and plausible flights of fancy. Fish fly, animals change their spots and earn their stripes, and landscapes are transformed into intensely colorful showcases for these adventures on canvas. “Buckle your seat belt, this is ‘gonna be a fun ride!”