Denise Honan

D Honan Is An Australian Visual artist

Paul in studio

Paul in studio

father in law portrait

father in law portrait

portrait

portrait

Today our Victoria University Artspace class, visited Paul Borg‘s studio. Based at home, in St Albans, he runs a workshop and studio out of his converted garage. The yard and surrounds are a plethora of found objects, recycled items and gathered paraphernalia. I got lost several times enroute, the VW’s nose not used to being pointed in a westerly direction. 

Paul Borg

Paul Borg

Inside the studio boasts a cornucopia of work. Vast, skilfully executed oil paintings of his, and surrounding backyards, local landscapes, religious icons, and unique portraiture. An exemplary brushman, he taught at VU Flinders Campus for many years, and showed us a series of drawings he completed on his daily train commute. Application to his craft, long working hours, self discipline, and inspiration from unlikely sources, are all building blocks of his creative practice.

Paul Borg studio visit

Paul Borg studio visit

An informative Q&A session rounded off the interview, and we left his studio feeling privileged to be granted an expose to his  work, specifically the family portraiture, which comprises a large part of his creative practice.

Paul in studio

Paul in studio

2 Comments on “Paul Borg’s Studio”

  1. Thanks Denise good article. Glad you enjoyed the visit. Loved the line VW not use to going in Westerly direction.

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