Paul Hastings is an oil painter and North Carolina native who has been creating vivid landscape and still life oil paintings for the past 16 years. His breathtaking landscapes are a product of frequent travels throughout the Southeast - stretching from the high country of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coastal lowlands and the Florida Everglades.
It's Paul's artistic quest to capture a specific moment in time on each canvas. Enhancing the subtleties of light and shadows in cloud formations against an artfully blended sky has become a trademark recognizable in virtually all of his work.
Accompanying Paul's hyper-realistic works is a body of surrealistic paintings that combine his mastery of realism and his unbounded creativity to couple seemingly disparate elements of the natural world into cohesive and plausible flights of fancy. Fish fly, animals change their spots and earn their stripes, and landscapes are transformed into intensely colorful showcases for these adventures on canvas. Buckle your seat belt, this is ‘gonna be a fun ride!
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Dilworth Artisans Station
When a building is over 100 years old, you expect it to have secrets. That’s especially true for the three-story factory building at the end of Kingston Avenue overlooking the light rail. Since the building was erected in the early 1900s. It has been a furniture factory, textile factory, even storage for soldiers’ cars during World War II. But these days it has a new life, a reincarnation that has visitors calling it one of Charlotte’s best-kept secrets.
Dilworth Artisan Station, as it is now known, houses studios for more than two dozen artists who paint, draw, and sculpt every day.