PAUL MATHIESON / SAINT JOHN, NB
Throughout his life, Paul has worked various jobs as a musician, assistant to a silk screen printer, margarine tub packer, graveyard worker, dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant in Iceland. He and his wife have travelled extensively throughout Canada, United States, Britain, Europe, Iceland, Ghana and Nigeria.
“Paul Mathieson’s vision is unique: it draws inspiration from a myriad of sources: the Blues, poetry, the latest news headlines, people and the city around him; all of these elements coming together in an amalgamated layering of colour, shape and ideas, resulting in mysterious and darkly complex images that leave the viewer to gradually peel away the many layers of meaning”. (Peter Buckland) PHOTO CREDIT: Shannon Merrifield