Paul MullallyPaul was born in Seattle and is the second child of a large Irish-American family. He has a bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Seattle University, has studied in New York at the Art Students League, the Salmagundi Club and the Aviano Studio. Mullally’s subject matter is very diverse. He is inspired by the color he finds in places such as India, Nepal and Thailand. These people have a natural affinity for color and an ability to put together beautiful harmonies of both vivid and muted colors. Living in the Pacific Northwest, home of the Alaskan fishing fleet, he also finds inspiration in the harbors, on the docks and out at sea, and loves to paint these rugged and beautiful vessels. Of all subject matters, Paul says figurative drawing and painting is the most challenging.

In the Spring of 2016, Paul was asked to do a portrait of Pope Francis for the Pontifical Orientale Institute in Rome. The portrait, depicting Pope Francis ministering to a group of Syrian refugees, will be unveiled next October in Rome. Pope Francis will attend the unveiling as well as Paul, his wife, Bente, and their two daughters’ Bente Annelise, 9, and Ise Karin, 8.)

Paul is a Master Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists. He resides in Seattle with his wife Bente and daughters Annelise, 8, and Ise, 6.

“The market scenes in Mexico are always a joy to paint. Rich in color and filled with characters, they excite all of your senses.

Paul Mullally about "Oaxaca Market"