< Paul Hartel



From New York, I now live in Sligo, in the beautiful West and heart of Ireland. I paint with mixed media that includes oils, acrylics, oil pastels and charcoal, in abstract, figurative and neo-expressionist styles.


Green Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY, USA

M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Milan, Italy

The Model Art Gallery, Sligo, Ireland

Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford, Ireland

Le Provence, W. Virginia, USA

Scott Hill Estate, W. Virginia, USA

Master of Arts, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey

Bachelor of Arts Hons, Ithaca College, New York

Certificates, Museum of Modern Art, New York


I think of my work as celebrating the collective spirit of our innocent ‘inner child’ and the fighting spirit of our ‘inevitable adult.’ This, through an improvisational energy, fleeting, yet retained in strokes, lines and colours. I strive to create visual immediacy, often combatively intense. Initially the viewer’s eye is in perpetual motion, eventually resting in their unique and own true interpretation.