Paul Damon: Landscape Painter

Exhibitions

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

8th Annual Art Sale & Garden Tour

Friday, July 24, 2015 – 5:00–9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 – 12:00–5:00 p.m.

355 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN

A yearly review and sale of many wondrous and diverse articles of fine art, including oil paintings, watercolor paintings, drawings, mixed-media, collages, and nature prints, direct from the hands of the artists in celebration of the summer season.

This event features a tour of Paul and Susan Damon's pollinator-friendly native plant garden and certified Monarch Waystation. Inside their 1924 bungalow is the art sale featuring:

Drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings by Paul Damon

Mixed media, collage, and paintings by Liz Carlson

Nature printing by Sue Filbin, including note cards and original prints, and hands-on demos. Try your hand at printing one of the plants from the garden!

Stop by to support your local artists!

Previous Exhibitions

7th Annual Art Sale & Garden Tour

Friday, July 18, 2014 – 5:00–9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

355 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN

A yearly review and sale of many wondrous and diverse articles of fine art, including hand-marbled paper, nature prints, paintings, sketches, and collages direct from the hands of the artists in celebration of the summer season.

This event features a tour of Paul and Susan Damon's native plant garden and Monarch Waystation. Inside their 1924 bungalow is the art sale featuring:

Paul Damon's recent oil paintings

Susan Damon's hand-marbled paper

Liz Carlson's moths, loops, and layers: paper collages on panel

Sue Filbin's nature printing. The distinctive shapes, sizes, and textures of leaves and flowers are revealed in Sue's prints from actual plants. Try your hand at printing one of the plants from the garden during our tour and sale.

Rumor has it that a few samples of Paul's homebrewed beer will be available for guzzling — if you get here soon enough.

Stop by to support your local artists!

6th Annual Art Sale & Garden Tour

Friday, July 26, 2013 – 5:00–9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

355 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN

Paul Damon shows new paintings of Norway inspired by the work of Frits Thaulow (1847–1906). Come and tour our prairie bungalow surrounded by a native plant garden / Monarch Waystation.

Guest artist Liz Carlson shows collages, origami, and recent sketches.

Last year's sale was a smashing success, so come early to eat, drink, and support your local artists!

Landscape X 3: Gregory McDaniels ~ Paul Damon ~ Michael Conroy

February 1–20, 2013

Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN

Three painters, three friends. Their first show together at Homewood Studios.

Michael Conroy writes: I began my painting as a watercolorist. My education was somewhat informal, as I studied under a former professor in a basement studio. In 1986 I began painting in oils which became integral to my style. I use general motifs to represent my subject matter with the idea that abstract art can be combined with conceptual and that conceptual can have many useful and realist parts. In addition relationships between methods of painting occur that suggest ideations of Pop-Art in my work.

Gregory McDaniels writes: I have always enjoyed the experience of being close to nature. Close for me is to interact without paraphernalia i.e., sporting objects, tools, etc. Nature studies increase my knowledge and visualizing abilities which I express in paintings. My appreciation of nature is continuously developing and becoming more complex over time. The prairie and woodlands of Minnesota represent an incredibly diverse system that offers a seemingly endless variety of visual patterns and forms.

Paul Damon writes: I paint oil and watercolor landscapes. I recently traveled to Norway to follow in the footsteps of my favorite painter, Frits Thaulow (1847–1906). He was a Norwegian citizen and an international painter. I visited the places where he lived and worked and brought back many photos to work from. My contribution to the exhibition at Homewood Studios will be paintings of Norway, as influenced by the work of Frits Thaulow.

Holiday Sale

December 2012

355 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN

Paintings of Norway & More

November 16 & 17. 2012

355 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN

"On the Trail of Frits Thaulow" Supporter Reception

October 12 & 13, 2012

355 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN

Rivers, Roads and Fields: The Heart of the Midwest

August 6–September 30, 2011

Lynnhurst United Church of Christ, 4501 Colfax Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

4th Annual Art Sale & Garden Tour

July 15 & 16, 2011

345/355/393 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN

Steve Stenzel: Photography & Garden

Paul Damon: Landscape Painting & Native Plant Garden Tour

Kelly Wagner: Jewelry, Stained Glass & Native Plant Garden

3rd Annual Art Sale & Garden Tour

August 6 & 7, 2010

355 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN

Paul Damon paints landscapes in oil. He is a self-taught artist who discovered painting while teaching landscape architectural drafting and design at the University of Minnesota. Damon has exhibited in many venues and galleries across the Twin Cities metro area.

"Many of the paintings in this year's art sale this year reflect my trip to the Minnesota Driftless Area. I also made an effort to paint more of the urban scenes in the Twin Cities as well as the towns we traveled through. I am particularly interested in the 19th Century infrastructure that still remains in many midwestern towns. I have switched from canvas to painting on wood panels. These are premade hardboard panels with a maple cradle (bracing) on the back. They are completely acid-free and archival since they don't flex with humidity like a canvas does. They can be hung without a frame or they can be easily placed in a frame if desired.

The garden this year has grown much taller than usual with all the rain. We have a bumper crop of Red Admiral butterflies as well as our usual assortment of others like the Swallowtails and Monarchs. Visitors this year will see many species of birds and bees here to feed on the berries and seeds, though they may have to fight their way through the 7-foot milkweeds.

2nd Annual Art Sale/Native Plant Garden Tour

Friday, July 17 & 18, 2009

355 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN

Paul Damon paints landscapes in oil. He is a self-taught artist who discovered painting while teaching landscape architectural drafting and design at the University of Minnesota. Damon has exhibited in many venues and galleries across the Twin Cities metro area. The Art Sale will include paintings of various sizes and price ranges. Featured will be several new oil-on-panel paintings of state parks and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Outside will be tours of an award-winning native plant garden designed and installed by Damon and his wife, Susan. The garden was designed to attract birds, butterflies, and pollinating insects. It is certified by Monarch Watch as a Monarch Waystation for providing so many host and nectar plants for Monarch Butterflies. The garden is also featured in a book published in 2007, Birdscaping in the Midwest by Mariette Nowak, which contains a wealth of information about using native plants to attract birds to residential gardens.

Art Sale/Native Plant Garden Tour

July 25 & 26, 2008

355 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN

Paul Damon will be selling over 40 original landscape paintings (oil on canvas, some with frames), most at half price or lower. Paul and Susan will also be showcasing their large native plant garden, which is featured in the new book, Birdscaping in the Midwest by Mariette Nowak.

Reading the Landscape

Opening Reception: Friday, April 29, 2005

Exhibition: April 10–May 15, 2005

First Unitarian Church, 900 Mount Curve Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN

The Veil of the Everyday: Beyond the Surface

Opening Receptions: Wednesday, November 17, 2004, and Friday, November 19, 2004

Exhibition: November 17– December 31, 2004

4th Street Theatre, 4th Street and Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN

Pastels and paintings by Chillon Leach and Paul Damon. Chillon Leach's liturgical and religious art and Paul Damon's landscape paintings look behind the veil of familiarity that often masks the divine.

Wet Paint Staff Show, aND Gallery, St. Paul, MN

2004

Vern Carver & Beard Art Galleries, Minneapolis, MN

2001–2005

The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI

2000

Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN

1999

Table of Contents Restaurant and Cafe, St. Paul, MN

1999

International Design Center, Minneapolis, MN

1996

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