Photo Courtesy Roussan Éditeur
Greek-Canadian artist Paul Soulikias has the gift of painting
the moment between the real and the dreamy. Mostly working with oil, with a thin pictorial coat, he creates compact masses where the total impression counts more than the detail. His trees, hills, clouds, are treated as a whole and are blended together with a magnificent sense of color and composition.
Paul came to Canada
in 1959 and quickly settled into the established art community.
He had artist Jean-Paul Lemieux as a friend.
Art critics who discovered him in 1965 at his first exposition organized by the city of Montreal praised his works for "their ravishing harmonies of colour, composition, and humanism".
Paul painted the Charlevoix Region in Quebec. He also painted
The Laurentians, New Brunswick, and even Vermount State. He was represented by the prestigious Dominion Gallery who also carried the works of The Group Of Seven.
Soulikias remains a very sought after Montreal artist. The still life canvas on Redkettle is of the little table in the corner of his studio. The landscapes are of Quebec countryside. C'est bon.
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