Perceived Consequences of War: the Ukraine paintings
The invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022 by the Russian military triggered an angry response in me, which lead to the creation of this 19 painting series.
The paintings do not depict actual people or places, but are my perception of barbaric events happening in Ukraine on a daily basis.
This war must stop now!
Video link at: https://youtu.be/swDEH8zhLDE?si=CSxvF850l3MeA5AY
“Perceived Consequences of War:The Ukraine Paintings”The world watched as Russia invaded Ukraine on November 24, 2022. A super power trying to annex a peaceful sovereign nation! Artist/Painter, Blair T. Paul tells us the story of what motivated him to put his thoughts and emotions through brush to canvas. A Ukrainian refugee shares her thoughts and emotions about her statement – “here we go again”. This is a story about how the consequences of this war are perceived by the artist and interpreted by a Ukrainian viewer.
Ukraine Fundraiser begins March 4, 2022
*** Check the new paintings
Browse 39 paintings at:
and hopefully you will see a painting that you would like to own, and help fund a desperate cause in the process.
When you purchase a painting you will be donating the amount directly to Red Cross, or UNICEF to aid Ukraine. Then you will show me the receipt and I will give you the unframed painting you agreed to purchase. I will receive no money, but I'm satisfied that my art is helping to make a difference.
Please, contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions. Thanks.
Let's share what we have with others less fortunate than ourselves...every dollar counts...thank you, stay safe, and say a prayer for the people of Ukraine!!
Since launching my Covid-19 Fundraiser on April 18th. (selling my original paintings at a very low price, with 100% of the proceeds donated to a charity of your choice), 56 paintings have been sold.
This means that $13,285.00 has been donated to Food Banks and other organizations in need.!
Thanks everyone for your generosity, and let's keep this ball rolling.
Browse paintings at:
and hopefully you will see a painting that you would like to own and help fund a good cause in the process.
Please, contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Let's share what we have with others less fortunate than ourselves...every little bit counts...thank you and stay safe!
On View in Ottawa
As of this summer I have paintings on exhibition in the new City of Ottawa Art Gallery. This is a world class venue that you need to visit.
"On September 15th, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, there will be an exhibit opening by artist Blair T. Paul at the Fairview Manor-Almonte General Hospital.
This exhibit features 16 paintings of beautiful Lanark Co. and will be on display until Oct.4th. 2016.
"Nature is a big influence in our lives, and we are all a part of it.
Each one of the paintings is a portrait or "vignette" of a small section of Nature...something to be admired, treasured, and preserved, in a time when conservation is of paramount importance.
Landscape painting is a very relevant genre in art...perhaps now more than ever before."
Please, come to the September 15th. opening to view the work and meet the artist.
I look forward to seeing you!
Scouts Canada DonationBlair Paul (left), Andrew Price (right) Executive Commissioner & CEO, Scouts Canada.
"I recently donated two of my paintings to Scouts Canada-National Services Centre, Ottawa.
The paintings will be displayed in one of the main meeting rooms so visitors can enjoy them.
These two paintings represent the natural beauty that a Scout might find themselves in while hiking or camping.
I truly enjoyed and benefited from my scouting experience as a youth in Lanark, Ontario, and was very proud to receive my Queen's Scout Badge and certificate at an official ceremony held in Ottawa, 1965.
I would recommend scouting to anyone!"
"In September 2015 I donated ten of my landscape paintings to the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth, Ontario.
They were gratefully received by Margot Hallam, Executive Director of the GWM Foundation.
The paintings will be hung in patients' rooms, and as always, it's my hope that they will bring some relief and pleasure to those who are ill."
Blair Paul donating painting to Dr. Dugald Seely ND On September 14, 2015, I had the opportunity to visit the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) and tour their beautiful facilities with Dr. Dugald Seely, ND, Executive Director and Founder.
I was pleased to donate an original painting entitled, “Summer Clouds”; which I hope will bring some additional calm and serenity to their patients suffering from different types of cancer.
This disease has impacted each of us and our families in some way; there are few people who have not been touched by its effects.
I was interested to learn that the OICC is the first integrative cancer care and research centre in Central and Eastern Canada; they welcome patients at any stage of cancer as well as those wishing to prevent the illness or its recurrence.
Working with patients and physicians, they provide a wide variety of therapeutic programs that may decrease side effects and improve patients’ quality of life during and after conventional treatment.
Truly a place of profound healing.
To find out more, I invite you to visit www.oicc.ca.
"On July 17, 2015, artist Blair T. Paul donated five landscape paintings to the Fairview Manor-Almonte General Hospital Foundation.
The paintings were received by members of the AIM (Art in the Manor) committee, who are responsible for managing the AGH/FVM art collection.
Paul's donated work will soon be hung on display for staff and residents to see.
"It is my hope that these peaceful paintings will bring happiness to all those who see them.
Art has great healing power," said Paul."
The AIM committee is pleased to offer Paul an exhibition in the Manor Gallery, April-May, 2016.
Blair T. Paul exhibit - "Nature Speaks", Mill of Kintail "The June 6th. vernissage of "Nature Speaks" was a wonderful evening.
Guests enjoyed the paintings on exhibit and the warm ambiance of the Mill of Kintail.
Mr. Jim Naismith, grandson of Dr. James Naismith (inventor of basketball) was also in attendance with his lovely wife and daughter.
It was a pleasure to meet them!
Blair T. Paul exhibit opening, Mill of KintailJames Naismith, Blair Paul, Stephanie Kolsters (Museum Curator)
The paintings on exhibit will be sold through "Silent Auction" at the Mill of Kintail and also viewed on this website in the near future.
Bids start at 50% of the listed price. The sealed bids will be opened on July 31st., 2015 and the winner contacted. Forty percent of the proceeds will go toward the Dr. Robert Tait McKenzie statue fund.
|#15, Summer Fall River 216 x 29, $900 - bid starts at $450.|
|#18, Hot Summer16 x 20, $900 - bid starts at $450||#20, Winter Fence Line16 x 20, $900 - bid starts at $450.|
The exhibition will continue until July 31, 2015. so try to see it if you can."
Edited and produced by: C. MacFarlane Photography
A vernissage for an exhibition called "Nature Speaks" will be held on June 6th, 7-9 pm, 2015 and will run to June 30th at the Mill of Kintail, Mississippi Mills, (Almonte), Ontario.
" Everyone is welcome"
"The natural beauty of rural Lanark County is presented in this exhibition, including several paintings based on scenes near The Mill of Kintail (see website).
I truly appreciate the peace and tranquility of this area, as did Dr. Robert Tait McKenzie and his wife Ethel".
To see more works available, please, go the Robert Tait McKenzie statue fundraiser gallery."
The Mill of Kintail is located near Almonte - Mississippi Mills, Ontario, 40 minutes west of Ottawa (see Google Maps).
The article focuses on the origin and evolution of the acclaimed "Frontiers" series.
Should you wish to see more background on the "Frontiers" series please view the video on You Tube entitled "Things Aren't What They Seem To Be"
Learn at your own pace and your own place.
The first of a series titled "Introduction to Acrylic Painting - Part One: Materials" is now online.
The first three videos will be offered free as a trial run.
Exhibited - Almonte Ontario.
Show your support for "Around Almonte in 80 Paintings" - November 7 to January 15th, 2015 for the Sculpture Fund of Dr. Robert Tait McKenzie.
Toronto, May 2011
“Spirits of the Earth” is an exhibition in which Blair T. Paul is one of the featured artists. Eight paintings from the Stylized Landscape series are shown in the beautiful setting of the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. West, Toronto, April 7-May 4, 2011.
Laureen Harper, wife of Prime Minister Mr. Stephen Harper was in attendance prior to the opening. She expressed her admiration for the artist’s work and they talked freely about the eight paintings being shown as well as art in general.
Following their time together, Mrs. Harper was presented with a copy of the artist's recently published book “On the Edge of Discovery: contemporary paintings in a personal context”, Penumbra Press 2010.
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Edited and produced by: C. MacFarlane Photography