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NEW ORLEANS STUDIO LIVE UPDATE 02/01/23

STATUS: The studio will be closed Wednesday evening for a model dinner and will be closed for a rain day on Thursday. Our next open day will be Friday both day and night.

MODELS: We are still doing "open studio" for male models interested in volunteering to become art. This means no interview is necessary. Text or message to confirm a slot. Tourists are especially encouraged to visit during the 2023 Mardi Gras season.

VISITORS: Tours of the studio are always available. Text or message if you'd like to see what was LITERALLY created from the ashes of Hurricane Ida.

WEBSITE: The Wildwood Enchanted series now has new art posted in the Garden of Aphrodite. It is the first post beneath this update. There is also a new entry in author Richard Alan Scott's Labyrinth Journal. at: Labyrinth Journal Richard Alan Scott (post will be appear beneath this message after clicking link)

(These updates are posted daily)

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Grey Cross Studios
1920 4th St, New Orleans , LA 70113
Email: gcsartno@aol.com
Twitter: @GreyCrossStudio
Send text messages to 504-874-2908, Instagram @GreyCrossStudios, Twitter @GreyCrossStudio, Facebook Grey Anatoli Cross

Monday, October 20, 2014

Showcase Artist - Paul Scott Malone

  • Artist: Paul Scott Malone
  • Email: paulscottmalone@gmail.com
  • Website: https://paulscottmalone.com
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Twitter: paulscottmalone
  • Mediums: oil (primary), acrylic, pastel, pencil, charcoal, watercolor

Please leave Paul a note at the bottom of this page if you like his work




Painting pictures is what I do as a way of life; it's my job. Except at certain times -- periods of illness, say, or a major relocation -- I go to my studio every day. And every moment I spend in the studio is a gift, a blessing. 

It's a great thrill to me to make pictures. I don't consider my work a vehicle of self-expression or a matter of godly inspiration, though I do believe one is born with the ability, just as some welders are born to weld and some stock brokers born to make money. 

A little education doesn't hurt, but as with everything truly worth doing, you teach yourself. What motivates me to work terribly long hours for a pittance at a largely ignored endeavor, I'm still uncertain. As the poet Donald Hall wrote, "true ambition" is the only sensible reason to work at the artist's trade. If he was right, that means I must be striving to make something that will live on, be known and revered, long after I've passed through the Pearly Gates. A touch of immortality.

There's not much to say about each individual painting. Even the titles are so obscure as to be meaningless. They all go something like this: "STORM #2, Composition 518," and the first part always comes to me as I work or once a series seems finished. And there are so many paintings, my housekeeping so poor, that the composition numbers have long since fallen out of sync. My records are a jumble and a mess. That's partly because I don't make pictures that are about things; they're not statements on, or even re-creations of, particular places or people or events, certainly nothing one might call social commentary. 

I make paintings that ARE things, rather like abstract sculpture, entire, solitary unto themselves. My work is as free of external influence or imitation as I can make it. Inward I search, not outward, and the images, the colors, usually come to me as I work. I see the complete painting when the painting is complete. Mystery dominates. 

I hope my viewers are free -- as free as life allows anyone to be -- free to enjoy my work without preconceptions. I would like viewers to see the paintings for what they are, as explorations of the human mind, so deep and wide, molded into unique gifts from the limitless resources of the imagination.







If you would like to be a showcase artist for Immortal Artist, please send your inquiry and an example of your work to:

gcsartno@aol.com 

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