Paul W. McCormack
Paul W. McCormack was born in Rahway, New Jersey in 1962. He received his formal art training at DuCret School of the Arts where he later became a faculty member. Sharing his knowledge on the fine art of portraiture, he has also been on the faculties of the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, the Somerset Art Association, and the Newark Museum. Paul has also conducted workshop intensives at notable institutions, including the Andreeva Portrait Academy, the Bay Area Classical Arts Atelier, and the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Paul is currently teaching classes and workshops in his private studio located in the Hudson Valley region of New York State.
Displaying equal skill and depth with his works in both oils and watercolors, he has exhibited widely with various establishments; these include the National Arts Club (NYC), the Salmagundi Club (NYC), the American Watercolor Society, the Montclair Arts Museum (NJ), the Noyes Museum (NJ) and the Butler Institute of American Art (OH). Mr. McCormack is also an elected member of the Allied Artists of America, the NJ Watercolor Society and the Hudson Valley Art Association. Paul is also the current President and a founding member of ACOPAL, the America China Oil Painting Artists League.
Throughout the years he has been the recipient of many awards, including;
"The Mary Bryan Medal Award for Watercolor" - Allied Artists of America 96th Annual Exhibition, NYC
“Paul Strisik, NA, Memorial award for Excellence” - Hudson Valley Art Association 69th Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC
“First Place in Portraiture”- “The Artists Magazine”, 1998 competition
“The Thomas Moran Memorial Award”- The Salmagundi Club 21st Annual Exhibition, NYC
“The Gold Medal of Honor”- Hudson Valley Art Association 67th Annual Exhibition
“The Paul Puzinas Memorial Award”- Allied Artists of America 81st Annual Exhibition, NYC
“The Ruth Rosenau Silver Medallion”- Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
Mr. McCormack’s paintings and articles on portraiture have been published in some of America’s leading art magazines and books.
"Strokes of Genius 2”, North Light Books - 2009
"Watercolor Secrets”, North Light Books – 2009
“Strokes of Genius”, North Light Books, 2007
“The Artist’s Magazine”, January 2004 – On the Rise
“The Artist’s Magazine”, August 2002 – Mixing Color
“The Artist’s Magazine”, April 2000 – Sheer Realism
“Splash 6 - The Magic of Texture”, North Light Books, 2000
“The Best of Watercolor 3”, Rockport Publishers Inc. 1999
“The Best of Sketching and Drawing”, Rockport Publishers Inc. 1999
“The Artists Magazine”, Dec. 1998 – 1998 Art Competition
Paul resides in the Hudson Valley with his wife and eternal muse Karen, son Daniel, and daughter Abigail Rose. He also shares his home with one slightly deranged yellow lab, an obese black cat, various fish of questionable species, two praying mantids, a vocal alpha-goose, several subordinate ducks, and an overwhelmingly large PEZ dispenser collection.