"From the first time I painted out doors right up until I packed my gear after todays painting session, I can tell you one thing with absolute certainty. I am never happier than when I am painting from nature. Never!"
News! May 2013. I am very happy to announce that my painting "Valley Creek" was awarded an honorable mention at the recently completed Wayne Plein Air Event in Wayne, PA. Painted on site in Valley Forge National Park.
Paul Bachem specializes in plein air landscape paintings. After a long career as a freelance illustrator, Paul now devotes his time to painting landscapes and seascapes from nature. His oil paintings and limited edition Giclee prints are in numerous private collections both in the United States and worldwide. "From the first time I painted out doors right up until I packed my gear after todays painting session, I can tell you one thing with absolute certainty. I am never happier than when I am painting from nature. Never!"
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Paul Bachem studied with Harold R. Stevenson and Alma Gallanos Stevenson and enjoyed a 30 year illustration career. He worked for clients in New York City, across the country and as far away as Sydney, Australia. Paul's paintings are in numerous private collections as well as the permanent collection of the Forbes Gallery in New York City. He now concentrates on plein air painting and has shown at a number of galleries in the Northeast. Paul was named "Best in Show" at the first annual Northport Plein Air Event. He has been included 18 times in the FAV 15% of entries in the Bold Brush monthly painting competition and in October of 2011 was awarded a finalist award by judge Matt Smith. Paul has participated as a competition artist in a number of plein air events including the 2011, 2012and 2013 Wayne Art Center Plein Air Event in Wayne, PA, when, in 2013, he was awarded an honorable mention for his painting "Valley Creek". He also participated in Paint The Town 2011 in Cranford, NJ, where he was awarded 3rd prize. Paul has also participated in the prestigious Plein Air Easton in Easton, MD in 2010, 2011 and 2012 when he was awarded the Utrecht Award of Excellence for "Best Use of Light". Paul teaches at The Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills, NY.
Aside from painting, Paul enjoys playing guitar and chess. Of the two he is considered to be a very talented painter! He also enjoys cooking and has developed considerable knife skills in the kitchen!
He lives and works in Locust Valley, New York with his wife Janice, herself a talented writer.
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