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Paul Colbey

Paul Colbey began his extraordinary artistic career in the suburbs of Sydney, surrounded by talented family members, and motivated greatly by the need to work with his hands. Paul -- along with his sisters and brother -- helped their mother in the production of intricate plush toys. For Paul, this task involved sketching and colouring the designs. Paul was also strongly influenced by his brother John Colbey, who was at the time, beginning his career and establishing a place in the art world. Paul sees his brother as a role model and John's tutoring has influenced his artistic style over the years.

He spent 10 years established a name for himself in Melbourne beginning with the management of the Tolarnos Gallery, where he exhibited his own works along side the likes of Mirka Mora.  Paul also painted murals in the foyer of Tolarnos Restaurant and The Beconsfield Hotel, for the Ress Family. He was encouraged to further develop his emerging artistic abilities through study.

Paul’s creative life manifested itself in many forms – from spray painting murals onto cars, to life as a hairstylist in top salons along the east coast of Australia.  He has managed restaurants and galleries, which have also hung his works for public viewing.  His photographic work has glossed the pages of magazines, calendars and greeting cards.

Wanting more inspiration, Paul moved to Noosa, where his experimentation with new media caused his creativity to flourish. Paul has become an extremely popular artist in South East Queensland, and his works add life, colour and vibrancy to homes and offices around the world.  Paul continues to spend several months each year in Los Angeles, painting and exhibiting his work with a private resident gallery.

Paul is continually finding new ways to bring together the many creative disciplines that fascinate him.  The vibrancy, texture, colour and sculptural techniques he has mastered is clearly evident in his work today.  While Paul chooses generally not to do exhibitions or enter competitions, one of his paintings won the Fine Art Award at Marine Vision in Byron Bay in May, 2008.

Works

Simply Summer 2016 by Paul Colbey

Simply Summer

Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas

100 x 200 cm

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Tears of Joy 2015 by Paul Colbey

Tears of Joy

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SALE:  Love Birds - $890. 2015 by Paul Colbey

SALE: Love Birds - $890.

Acrylic on canvas

120 x 180 cm

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Keep Up 2015 by Paul Colbey

Keep Up

Acrylic and oxidization on Canvas

100 x 200 cm

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Poppies 2015 by Paul Colbey

Poppies

Acrylic on canvas

150 x 150 cm

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Warmth of the Sun 2013 by Paul Colbey

Warmth of the Sun

Acrylic and Canvas on Board

120 x 150 cm

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Lucky Summer 2014 by Paul Colbey

Lucky Summer

Acrylic on Linen

60 x 60 cm

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In the Swim B 2014 by Paul Colbey

In the Swim B

Acrylic & oxidization on Linen

60 x 60 cm

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In the Swim C 2014 by Paul Colbey

In the Swim C

Acrylic & oxidization on Linen

60 x 60 cm

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In the Swim A 2014 by Paul Colbey

In the Swim A

Acrylic & oxidization on Linen

60 x 60 cm

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Happily Ever After 2014 by Paul Colbey

Happily Ever After

Mixed Media on Linen

60 x 90 cm

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Exuberance for Life 2014 by Paul Colbey

Exuberance for Life

Acrylic on Linen

60 x 90 cm

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Love Marilyn 2014 by Paul Colbey

Love Marilyn

Mixed Media on Linen

90 x 60 cm

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Spirit of the Dance 2014 by Paul Colbey

Spirit of the Dance

Acrylic & oxidization on Linen

90 x 60 cm

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Poppy Fields 2014 by Paul Colbey

Poppy Fields

Acrylic on Canvas

122 x 183 cm

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Straight Line Fever 2014 by Paul Colbey

Straight Line Fever

Acrylic on Canvas

92 x 183 cm

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The Cities I Love 2014 by Paul Colbey

The Cities I Love

Mixed Media & Resin on Canvas

92 x 183 cm

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Love is All Around 2013 by Paul Colbey

Love is All Around

Acrylic on Canvas

120 x 180 cm

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Let's Get This Party Started 2013 by Paul Colbey

Let's Get This Party Started

Acrylic on canvas.

152 x 152 cm

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Under the Willow 2013 by Paul Colbey

Under the Willow

Acrylic on canvas.

152 x 152 cm

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Look #1 ($180) 2013 by Paul Colbey

Look #1 ($180)

Acrylic on Board/Framed

47 x 37 cm (Frame 67 x 57 cm)

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Look #2 ($180) 2013 by Paul Colbey

Look #2 ($180)

Acrylic on Board/Framed

48 x 38.5 cm (Frame 66 x 57 cm)

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Desert Idol 2013 by Paul Colbey

Desert Idol

Acrylic on Canvas

122 x 122 cm

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Fine Day 2013 by Paul Colbey

Fine Day

Acrylic on Canvas

91 x 183 cm

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No, No, No. 2013 by Paul Colbey

No, No, No.

Mixed Media on Canvas

120 x 150 cm

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Rise & Shine 2013 by Paul Colbey

Rise & Shine

Acrylic and Resin on Board

100 x 200

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R U 4Ever 2012 by Paul Colbey

R U 4Ever

Mixed Media on Canvas

92 x 183 cm

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Tour London Paris Rome 2012 by Paul Colbey

Tour London Paris Rome

Mixed Media on Canvas

92 x 183 cm

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QE II 2012 by Paul Colbey

QE II

Mixed Media on Canvas

180 x 90 cm

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Coronation Street 2012 by Paul Colbey

Coronation Street

Mixed Media on Canvas

150 x 150 cm

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Dancing the Night Away! 2012 by Paul Colbey

Dancing the Night Away!

Acrylic and oxidization on Canvas

150 x 30 cm x 3 panels

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Where Next? 2012 by Paul Colbey

Where Next?

Acrylic on Canvas

101 x 153 cm

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26 and Counting 2012 by Paul Colbey

26 and Counting

Acrylic on Canvas

91 x 122 cm

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Star Light 2012 by Paul Colbey

Star Light

Acrylic on Canvas

90 x 91 cm

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Knock Out 2012 by Paul Colbey

Knock Out

Acrylic on Canvas

90 x 91 cm

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Is it 1960 Yet? 2012 by Paul Colbey

Is it 1960 Yet?

Acrylic on Canvas

61 x 61 cm

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The Look 2012 by Paul Colbey

The Look

Acrylic on Canvas

61 x 61 cm

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Beach House 2 2012 by Paul Colbey

Beach House 2

Acrylic on canvas

152 x 76 cm

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Beach House 3 2012 by Paul Colbey

Beach House 3

Acrylic on canvas

152 x 76 cm

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Evolution 2012 by Paul Colbey

Evolution

Mixed media on canvas

100 x 200 cm

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City of Dreams 2012 by Paul Colbey

City of Dreams

Acrylic on canvas

90 x 182 cm

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Mask 2012 by Paul Colbey

Mask

Mixed media on linen

80 x 18 cm

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Technicolour Dance 2012 by Paul Colbey

Technicolour Dance

Acrylic and oxidization on Canvas

120 x 90 cm

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4Ever Love 2012 by Paul Colbey

4Ever Love

Mixed media on canvas

153 x 50 cm

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Big Pond 2012 by Paul Colbey

Big Pond

Acrylic and oxidization on Canvas

100 x 200 cm

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Exit Twiggy 2012 by Paul Colbey

Exit Twiggy

Acrylic on Canvas

120 x 180 cm

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Beach House 1 2012 by Paul Colbey

Beach House 1

Acrylic on canvas

152 x 76 cm

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Horsing Around 2012 by Paul Colbey

Horsing Around

Acrylic on canvas

90 x 120 cm

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Miss Behave 2011 by Paul Colbey

Miss Behave

Mixed media on canvas

150 cm x 240 cm

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Bondi to Manly 2011 by Paul Colbey

Bondi to Manly

Mixed media on canvas

90 x 180 cm

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Exit 2011 by Paul Colbey

Exit

Acrylic on canvas

120 x 120 cm

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Born to Run 2011 by Paul Colbey

Born to Run

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 180 cm

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Dance 2 - ON SALE NOW $950 2011 by Paul Colbey

Dance 2 - ON SALE NOW $950

Mixed media on canvas

152 x 76 cm

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Suspiscious Minds 2010 by Paul Colbey

Suspiscious Minds

Acrylic and oxidization on Canvas

120 x 180 cm

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Boathouse 69 2010 by Paul Colbey

Boathouse 69

Mixed media on canvas

120 x 120 cm

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Paradise 2009 by Paul Colbey

Paradise

Acrylic on Canvas

150 x 200 cm

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