July 1st through October 30th , 2020
Born in San Jose, California and growing up on his parents’ farm near Reedley, Paul Buxman is considered to be a hometown product. He has spent over 40 years painting the San Joaquin Valley in his unique, impressionistic style.
Working mostly in oils, Paul is known for his use of color. He works on location, in the plein-air style of the French impressionist painters who sought to capture the effects of light and air by working out of doors. He works quickly, capturing the general feel of the scene before him and leaving out the tiny details that might make the painting more of a photo-like image. Under the spell of his brushes, the Valley landscape comes to life: vineyards, haystacks, and fruit ready to be picked.
Paul enjoys the role of “farmer-artist” and he especially loves to share the beauty of farm life with the world: the dirt avenues, the barns, the bountiful fields and orchards, the ditches and all aspects of valley life—all through the strokes of his brush.