Paul Garbett is a Canadian contemporary artist known for his landscape and animal-themed works, who is currently painting in encaustic or hot wax painting. This art form, which is centuries old, provides unique textural qualities and challenging complexity. “Inspired by nature and captivated by human nature”, Garbett creates paintings that call the viewers’ attention to the works of art that are all around us. An honors graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design, he has so far worked as a designer, illustrator, sculptor, and painter. Paul Garbett believes “that art is a form of therapy and can provide insight if not solutions to many of life's problems.” This belief is what fuels his ideas and explorations on his journey as an artist.
Featured image: Paul Garbett - Travelling Bear
#2020, 2020 (detail). Encaustic on panel. 30 × 40 in. 76.2 × 101.6 cm. Photo
courtesy Whistler Contemporary