Paul Mathieson was born in England. He studied in England, receiving both his BFA and his MFA in Art Education. Paul and his wife, Vicki, moved to Canada in 1975. He has maintained dual careers as a fine artist and as an art teacher since 1975. Paul retired from teaching in 2006 and devotes himself full time to his painting.
I paint pictures that reflect something of the human condition. This concept has always been of interest to me and is central to my body of work. My work has continued to evolve through each successive series. It has been a journey, unplanned though not uninformed, as I have attempted, at each stage, to build on what has gone before. I believe that as my work has evolved my technique has grown in sophistication, reflecting the increasing complexity of ideas.
Selected Exhibitions Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, England Zella 9, London, England Graffitti, London, England New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB Windrush Galleries, Saint John, NB Ring Gallery, Saint John, NB ABEC, Saint John, NB Sunbury Shores, St. Andrew's, NB Shayne Gallery, Montreal, PQ Gallery 1667, Halifax, NS Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB Galerie Citron, Montreal, PQ Opus II, Montreal, PQ Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB Peter Buckland Gallery, Saint John, NB Permanent Collections Paul Mathieson's The Tunnel Series (triptych) was included in the Atlantic Artists Exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (October 2003 – March 2004). It has been purchased for the Gallery's permanent collection. Beaverbrook Art Gallery New Brunswick Art Bank Red Cross Canada UNB Fredericton Husky Oil (Canada Ltd.) Numerous collections in: Canada, USA, Argentina, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Cuba, South Africa, France and Holland. Publications and Reviews The New Brunswick Reader, Summer 2001 Artists in a Floating World; Tom Smart; Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition. 2000 Montreal Gazette (review), December, 1990 Points of View; Gallery Connexion, 1988 Halifax Chronicle Herald (review). 1988 Arts Atlantic 25 (review), Spring 1986 Various reviews in Saint John Telegraph Journal – Evening Times Globe (1982 – 2000)