Meet UGallery's Newest Artists

Discover the styles of UGallery’s newest artist. From abstracted ski jumpers to abstraction to blurred portraiture, join open studios as we take a look at the new styles to hit our gallery.

Introducing: Paulina Archambault

Paulina Archambault, who was born in Poland and lives in Oregon, brings imaginative simplicity, heavily-worked texture, and a controlled spectrum of colors to her portraiture. Though her formal choices certainly complicate any verisimilitude, the structural choices open avenues for connection and self-identification. Through direct gazes, central positions, and monochromatic backgrounds, Paulina conveys a sense of candor and openness. Her portraits read like character vignettes. They encapsulate human experience for all its complexities, simplicities, and abstractions.

Irenka, Portrait of A Girl (24" x 18") by Paulina Archambault, acrylic painting

Irenka, Portrait of A Girl (24" x 18") by Paulina Archambault, acrylic painting

Introducing: Paul Colacicco

Paul Colacicco paints both oil and acrylic in a vintage abstract style of blurred rectangles, composition-crossing lines, and gradating backgrounds. As seen in Ski Jumper, he excites his canvas with dynamism through strikes of abstraction. His inspirations include Franz Marc, the German expressionist, Joan Mitchell, the American printmaker, and Stefan Fieldorowicz, the lyrical abstract painter. Based in Palm Springs, California, Paul paints from, his small studio which he describes as “well organized and sometimes not.”

Ski Jumper (24" x 36") by Paul Colacicco, oil painting

Ski Jumper (24" x 36") by Paul Colacicco, oil painting

In his Impressionist landscape paintings, Texas-based artist David Forks show scenes of the Texas Hill Country and Trans-Pecos. Often, while out on the road, he takes photographs the landscape and brings them back to his studio to paint. While some strokes are broad and approximate, others are tight and exact. The effect gives the impressions of the light. With full trees, native wildflowers, and gradating terrain, he awakens the beauty of west Texas with all its idyllic and rugged qualities.

Midnight Moon (16" x 20") by David Forks, oil painting 

Midnight Moon (16" x 20") by David Forks, oil painting