Paul Scott Malone
University of Houston, 1978, BA
Writing, drawing and painting have been most of my way of life since adolescence. I hold an MFA in creative writing from The University of Arizona and taught college English for 11 years. In the early 90s I was awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. I have also worked as a newspaper journalist and literary critic, and have, as well, as of now, published three books of fiction. The visual arts, mostly drawing, grew more and more important along the way because I enjoyed them as I've never enjoyed anything else. Slowly the visual pretty much took over the written. Not quite. Since 1994, I have worked only as an oil painter, a pastelist, a transparent watercolorist, a drawer and a literary writer, fiction and poetry.
But art is personal if it is anything. I paint because it elicits the highest moments of joy and ecstasy that I have ever experienced.... Deep, abiding tides of insight and understanding follow in mystifying sensations...The philosopher Albert Guerard called art "the solemn joy of voyaging through strange seas of thought alone." A sublime idea if ever one existed! Sometimes it's like that, too.
For a broader biography, artist's statement and resume, along with many more paintings, please see my website: www.paulscottmalone.com. Also feel free to contact me either through my web site, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In December more of my work will be available in the large museum-quality book, "Aesthetics and Contemporary Art II," published by ATcultura in Argentina but available everywhere.