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NE Artist Paul Gaj Presents His Gulf Coast Project

January 30th, 2014

NE Artist Paul Gaj Presents  His Gulf Coast Project

Groton artist and graphic designer Paul Gaj is hosting a special artist’s reception and presentation at an exhibition of work from his “Eye on the Gulf” project and book Saturday, February 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Gleason Public Library in Carlisle, Massachusetts. The show opened January 6 and continues through Saturday, March 8. The library is at 22 Bedford Road in Carlisle. The library building developed a leak in its roof that temporarily closed the building and forced the reception and presentation to be rescheduled.

Gaj launched his “Eye on the Gulf Coast” project on Saturday, October 30, 2010 when he packed his car full of food, maps, sketchpads, cooking stove, water, paints, pencils, and digital cameras and drove south out of Groton, starting a 1,500-mile trek to the Gulf Coast. Gaj documented the transformation of the Gulf in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, he wrote in a news release. Through his watercolors, photographs, sketches and brief...

Eye On The Gulf Coast Book Just Published

February 19th, 2011

Eye On The Gulf Coast Book Just Published

This is the story of the recent events along the Gulf Coast, as seen by a New England Artist. It is a unique perspective on the aftermath of the oil spill and the remaining devastation from hurricane Katrina along the Gulf as well as the resiliency of the people and the beauty of the land and waters there.

Through his watercolors, photographs, sketches and brief conversations with residents along the coasts of western Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, Paul Gaj has compiled his observations and images into an 80-page story of human character, cultural appreciation, and historical and technical insight.

Paul hopes his “view” will impact continued awareness, focus, and understanding of the consequences and results of this economic and environmental disaster. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book and prints will go to the Gulf Restoration Network which helps ensure programs and efforts to maintain the beauty, health, and sustainable resources of...

New England Artist Launches Eye On The Gulf

November 28th, 2010

New England Artist Launches Eye On The Gulf

Artist and graphic designer, Paul Gaj has just returned from his Gulf Coast Project. The 19-day, 4,700-mile trip was an education in the aftermath of the oil spill and the remaining devastation from hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast as well as the resiliency of the people there.

Mr. Gaj, who has spent a good portion of his career painting the seascapes and waterways of New England, has documented the recent transformation of the Gulf in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Through his watercolors, photographs, sketches and brief conversations with residents along the coasts of western Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, he is compiling his observations and images into a book and exhibition titled “Eye on the Gulf Coast - The View From a New England Artist”.

Over this three-week period, Paul has become more informed about the situation from his first-hand experience and brings home his images to impact continued awareness, focus and understanding...

New England Artist To Put Eye On The Gulf.

August 21st, 2010

New England Artist To Put Eye On The Gulf.

Groton, MA – August 21, 2010 - Graphic designer, illustrator and artist Paul Gaj, who lives and works in Groton, Massachusetts has a vision. Many people throughout the country have been appalled by the economic and ecological devastation in the Gulf brought on by the tragic oil spill. Everyone wants to help in some way, but as the leak is capped, the focus and interest from the rest of the country will also begin to dissipate, but for an incidental update on the evening news.

Paul Gaj has spent a good portion of his career painting the seascapes and waterways of New England. He can’t imagine how awful it would feel to walk along tar-bathed sands on Cape Cod or be unable to enjoy the seafood that provides both livelihood and nourishment or the pristine coves and marshes that have inspired decades of artists and visitors here.

He would like to document the immediate transformation of the Gulf in the wake of the spill through his watercolors (what more appropriate...

You Can Still HELP The GULF

July 26th, 2010

You Can Still HELP The GULF

Although the leak has been temporarily stopped, it is still apparent that the Gulf disaster is worse than thought and the clean up is going to take longer than ever. This will impact the Atlantic coast if it can't be stopped in the Gulf. Thanks to all who have viewed these images. (Only $56.00 contributed this month, but it is a start). Any of my proceeds from any format of this image you purchase will go to: http://www.healthygulf.org/

This is sincere. It is the best I can do from a distance. Please help our friends on the Gulf anyway you can. You can contribute to healthygulf directly as well.

Pass this on to your friends along the coast line. paul-gaj.artistwebsites.com/featured/save-the-gulf-america-paul-gaj.html

Save The Gulf America

May 19th, 2010

Save The Gulf America

I have been watching a lot NOT being done to remedy the terrible tragedy in the Gulf over the past 4 weeks. Maybe if we put enough visual reminders out there, it will spark a more serious response to this environmental and economic disaster. In the meantime, any of my proceeds from any format of this image that is purchased through Fine Art America will go to: http://www.healthygulf.org/. Hopefully they will be able to use the funds on a local basis. This is a sincere effort on my part and I am doing this to help those who can probably use the support from anywhere. This will impact the Atlantic coast if it can't be stopped in the Gulf. It is the best I can do from a distance.

Paul Gaj, Paul Gaj Design, pgaj@.pgajdesign.com