Author Archives: paulakirman


I am pleased to announce that one of the paintings in my “Mental Health” series is featured in this online exhibition, which you can visit here.

CONNECTIONS is a collection of artwork and scientific images that portrays aspects of neuroscience, brain diseases and mental health disorders, and their intersections with art and life. This collection was born from a desire to build links among the scientific community at the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI) at the University of Alberta, patients with neurological and mental health disorders and the community at large. The purpose of our efforts is to display the beautiful connections that exist among our brain cells; to weave together the threads that bridge neuroscience research, clinical care, and recovery from brain diseases and mental health disorders; to amplify the warm, inspiring, healing power of art; and most importantly, to highlight our human connections.

New Paintings

With all of this extra time I have being at home due to the pandemic, I figured it was time to pick up brushes and canvasses again, and use some of the paint that I have had laying around here.

10″x8″, gouache on canvas
14″ x 11″, gouache on canvas
10″ x 8″, acrylic on wood panel
12″ x 8 “, gouache on canvas

Digital Art

I have been an avid photographer my entire life. I have recently begun to make digital art based on my photographs, including photojournalism, nature, and travel. Here are some examples.

More Paintings

Another set of paintings, both oil and acrylic, which are all available for sale at R Studio Home Gallery.

Recent Work

Much of my more recent work involved using water-based oil paints (yes, that is a thing – and it makes cleaning up a lot easier!) on canvas and other media. Many of these are available for purchase through R Studio Home Gallery.

Older Work

These are samples of my work from past years. Most are done as watercolour and/or acrylic washes on paper with lots of colour blending and folding.

Oil and Food Colouring

A technique of taking a small (5″ by 7″-ish) piece of paper and dredging it through a mixture of cooking oil, food colouring, and water.