Paul Bergquist began drawing and painting as a boy, following his
father's guidance in watercolor and drawing technique. He had several
inspiring art teachers in high school who encouraged him to continue
training in art. However, outside of one watercolor course in college,
it was not until his late 40's that he picked up a paintbrush again. He
was initially urged to do so by a Native American healer, Rebecca
Dawnkeeper, who, without knowing anything about him, told him it was
time to return to painting again. He subsequently took an eight day
course in oil painting with Kathie Wheeler, and was captivated by the
meditative process of painting. This was a welcome change from the life
of a physician, his chosen livelihood to that point.
He has since joined a group of plein air artists who meet weekly to
paint from life. Capturing the light and feeling of the moment and
place is a continual source of inspiration.
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