A keen observer, Paul Brigham’s paintings find a restful balance between abstraction and expressive interpretations of nature. His mixed media technique creates a tactile surface that helps support the emotion of his colors. Brigham’s interest in Eastern philosophy and art began at an early age and has continued into his adult life. Most recently, Brigham has shifted his subject matter from more purely abstract work to depicting various birds in high realism. Though they do not appear in a realistic habitat, they seem to be exactly where they belong in his backgrounds. Brigham’s ability to layer leaves and branches into the depths of his surface, and bring them forward again creates a scene that hints at reality, but remains a contemporary surface. From the intimate realism of the birds to his potent colors, Brigham’s work is both pensive and peaceful.