Paul Morin's portraits are included in major private collections on five continents and his portrait of Barrack Obama titled "Profile in Hope," was presented to the president in the Oval Office in 2010.
A "Classical Realist," Paul combines a traditional technique with a modern sensibility – images that confront the viewer and with a sense of scale that is very individual.
Paul's paintings emphasize character. By capturing the unique look and expression of each sitter, Paul delves into the personality of his subjects much like a candid snapshot reveals the moment-specific projection of a person's inner thoughts. His commissioned portraits bring an immediacy to his subjects revealing an inner life that truly makes the sitter "come alive!" Though contemporary, Paul is able to bring to his portraits a warmth, subtlety and elegance that is timeless. His technique, rooted in time-honored traditions, means that a portrait by Paul will be treasured for generations.
"In my portraits and figures, I invite a dialog between the painting and the viewer that I hope will awaken a response as individual as each person viewing the canvas."
Paul is a member of The Portrait Society of America,
and The California Art Club.