We have just unpacked the first group of paintings by New Jersey artist Paul Casale. Paul finds his favorite subjects in Europe, New York City, and the Jersey Shore.
“Creating an image that conveys a sense of light, form, depth, time and emotion, built upon the formal elements of art, is the goal that keeps me at my easel,” says Casale. “I continue to find the work I do both challenging and fulfilling. I am inspired by artists both past and present and strive to create art that will leave a lasting impression on those who view it.”
Paul attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan and later received a scholarship competition award to attend Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York where he majored in fine art and minored in illustration. While attending Pratt, he went on to win a number of awards and grants for both his fine art and illustration, including a Ford Foundation Award and an Art Students Association Award before graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors in 1983.
Like many realist artists of the past and present, Paul has established a career as both a fine artist and illustrator. He is a member of the prestigious Society of Illustrators in New York City and has participated in a number of its exhibitions. The artist has created illustrations for a variety of clientele in the United States and abroad, including AT&T, Avon Books, Bantam Books for Young Readers, Bethany House Publishers, JC Penney, Harper Collins, Houghton Mifflin and Company, Macys, Penguin USA, Pocket Books, Random House Publishers, Scholastic Books and many others.
He is a member of the Society of Illustrators, Oil Painters of America, Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters, Artpride New Jersey, The Jersey Central Art Studios and Landscape Artists International.