Watercolour artist Paul Margocsy entrances us once again with his vividly realistic depictions of Australian birds and wildlife. He has become so internationally famous for his talent he has been included in a book launch featuring the seventy best living Australian artists.
Paul began his art career painting murals for children’s nurseries. It was in 1978 he discovered his interest in wildlife and became a member of the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia and in the very next year won his first award for the best painting. The rest is history.
With his unique photographic memory, Paul is able to observe animals in their natural environment and then create incredible life like paintings from those observations.
A book launch later, he was then privileged to have an Australia Post commission in 1991 for a series of stamps. The year of 1994 was full of surprises when the United Nations commissioned him to paint a series of endangered wildlife. In 2006 Paul became the first Australian wildlife artist to have a solo exhibition in Hong Kong. He released his second book entitled “Away With The Birds” in 2009.
Paul has been chosen twice to exhibit at the “Birds in Art” exhibition. He was one of only 80 artists (from over 3500 entries) from around the world to be selected to tour for a year each.
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is located in Wisconsin. It is best known for its annual “Birds in Art” exhibition, which exhibits contemporary artistic representations of birds. Paul has had the honour of being asked to exhibit on two occasions.
He has held solo exhibitions in London and Japan, six solo shows in America and two at the exclusive Raffles Hotel in Singapore.