The Art of It: Red Leaves
Artist Paul Graubard is drawn to ovals and bears.
Paul Graubard often uses ovals as a motif in his paintings. “I’m not sure why—probably because the egg shape speaks to me of life,” he muses. He is drawn to bears as playful albeit sometimes dangerous creatures, once fishing next to one in Alaska. Graubard, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1932, has worked as a teacher, a professor, and a psychologist.
His eldest daughter’s untimely death from cancer hit him hard, and on a whim he started to draw, working as a painter ever since. His works are in the permanent collections of two museums in the United States and at the Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi, India. Visits to his Pittsfield studio are welcome. Red Leaves, a 46-by-44-inch painting, was created with acrylics, torn paper, and birch bark on canvas.