DECEMBER’s Feature Artist: PAUl Elia
Paul Elia is a graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design, where he began integrating Drawing and Painting with Digital Media. He has since exhibited work in various notable galleries all over Southern Ontario. Paul has worked closely with Toronto filmmaker Judith Doyle. Together they formed Reading Pictures, an innovative multi-media organization providing consultation and production services. Paul also worked on art direction and design with the modern abstract painter Ben Woolfitt.
In 2007 Paul moved back to his hometown of Hamilton and began creating his large format cityscapes. The work has grabbed the hearts and imaginations of the Hamilton community. It’s success has followed alongside the cultural renaissance happening in the city.
In addition to showing in many galleries and museums in Hamilton and Toronto, the works can be seen all over the city, from the trendy Earth to Table Bread Bar, to the innovative ping pong lounge Serve, to the cool boutique shop at the centre of the James North Art Crawl, Mixed Media.
From the Canadian Art Collection
Yan Q.C.I. 1912
Emily Carr (Canadian 1871-1945)
oil on canvas, Gift of Roy G. Cole, 1992