Paul Nabuurs’ paintings capture the way light interacts with solid forms affecting the colour and patterns created in an ever changing environment. Using bold colour and a direct approach to the application, his technique draws a viewer’s attention inside the painting and allows a moment in time, to be appreciated and absorbed. Inspiration for Paul’s work comes from a variety of sources. Landscapes have been a staple with depictions of quintessential Ontario scenes. Paul also enjoys focusing on unique perspectives and zeroing in on a particular scene to create an element of abstraction in the piece. However his subject matter isn’t restricted to the natural world. Cityscapes and large industrial structures have been explored in previous work as well. “I never know when I will come across a scene that perks my interest. It can just as easily be walking down a city street and turning to see the light hitting a wall or bridge in a special way as it can be walking down a trail in Algonquin Park and happening upon a small pond reflecting a sunset.” Either way, the painting that follows attempts to transport the viewer to that place in time and convey the emotion and connection the artist was experiencing.