Paul Summerfield is a digital artist working with a variety of print media. Summerfield’s art style blends traditional painting and drawing techniques with digital mediums. His work is textual, colourful and emotive.
Summerfield’s work has appeared all around Canberra since his first solo exhibition ‘Age of Wonder’ at The Front Gallery Cafe in 2008. Since then he has had 5 solo exhibitions and many group shows around Canberra. Recently his work has been installed as murals in the Canberra hospital’s adolescent’s ward.
A prolific artist, Summerfield’s work has been seen on people’s walls with limited edition framed works, private artwork commissions, nightclubs, hospitals, public spaces, cars, institutions for the 2012 Enlighten festival, coffee cups, books, album covers, posters, fliers and many other places!
Recently, Summerfield launched his hand-bound limited edition book and a new series of editioned prints based on The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. The collection was featured in a pop up exhibition at the famous Drill Hall Gallery at the Australian National University.
Shows coming up in 2015:
- Peculiar Libraries group exhibition at ANCA gallery, curated by Narelle Phillips. 11 – 29 November.
- Random 9 group exhibition, Landscapes of Decay, Belconnen Arts Centre. 23 October, 15 November.
Currently Summerfield is working on a colouring book for adults and kids called ‘Secret Cities: Onsens and Floating Gardens’. The book will be finished in time for Christmas. The book is being kick-started to raise money for printing, and the campaign finishes on 10 October, 2015.
Paul says, “Several house portraits are happening at any one time, with a mix of other illustration, designs and my own projects. I am really enjoying having a little studio at Gorman Arts Centre, it’s a space I look forward to coming to everyday!”
Paul is available as a freelance artist, illustrator, designer and welcomes enquiries.