Paul Balmer is an internationally represented painter who grew up in South Africa and moved to Australia at the age of 17. As a student, he pulled from his experiences on both continents. The wood carvings and tribal masks of Africa. Aboriginal paintings and the warm, ruddy colors of the Australian landscape. Balmer’s bold canvases and textural use of paint play between the lines of direct representation. He has been featured in Vanity Fair, ARTnews, Interview Magazine, Belle, New England Home, Marin Magazine and various other publications. Balmer’s work has been shown in exhibitions in the United States, England, the Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea and Australia. His work has been purchased by art collectors and institutions around the world.