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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078
Email: art@artbythesea.co.nz

Paul Hooker
New Zealand Portrait and Figurative artist
Landscapes and Figures
February 26 2022 - March 24

Paul Hooker has enjoyed a career as an exhibiting painter, professional illustrator and tertiary lecturer in Auckland for more than forty years. He is particularly well known as a portrait painter who has completed many private and public commissions most notably portraits of all of the Americas Cup skippers in 2000 as well as a series of three portraits for Kings College in Auckland, two of the chairman of their board and one of the Dean. He has been a finalist in the Adam portraiture awards no fewer than six times.
Aside from portraiture Paul’s oeuvre includes highly accomplished paintings of the figure – a direct extension of his dedication as a lecturer in life drawing and figurative studies at a number of tertiary institutions in Auckland. More recently he has completed intimate renditions of still life painting exploiting the depiction of contrasting qualities of surface and reflection. In addition, he has been exploring an interest in landscape, in particular the extended vistas and rolling hills
of the North Island which he depicts with a finely tuned sense of light and atmosphere.
Over the years Paul has garnered a number of awards in various local and national art competitions.
Apart from his work as a commercial illustrator, including the design and illustration of the 2004 NZ Post Christmas stamps, he was a sought after teacher of general painting and life drawing, fashion, costume and general illustration. Now retired from teaching he is painting full time. His latest work is the Cirque series, returning to the figure, set in an abstract to give relevance to the feeling and atmosphere of the figure’s story.


Paul Hooker exhibition
Shelter from the Sun Oil on Canvas 150cm x 60cm Price: $4800 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Paul Hooker nz landscape art, farm scene, oil on canvas
Late afternoon Sun Oil on Canvas 101cm x 51cm Price: $4000 ENQUIRE NOW
Paul Hooker nz portrait artist, respite, oil on canvas
Respite Oil on Canvas Size:101cm x 76cm Price: $4500 ENQUIRE NOW
Paul Hooker nz landscape artist, Waiheke heat, oil on canvas
Late afternoon Sun Oil on Canvas 101cm x 51cm ENQUIRE NOW

Paul Hooker nz steampunk artwork, playing with time, oil on canvas
  Paul Hooker nz figure artist, figure in white, oil on canvas
Steampunk Playing with Time Oil on Canvas
Size:101cm x 101cm Price: $6000 ENQUIRE NOW
 
Figure in White Oil on Canvas
Size:122cm x 91cm Price: $6500 ENQUIRE NOW
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Paul Hooker landscape and portrait artist, the pathway through, oil on canvas
 
Paul Hooker nz figure artist, nude 5, oil on canvas
Ridge Road - Waikato Oil on Canvas 122cm x 101cm Price: $6800 ENQUIRE NOW
 
Nude 5 Oil on Canvas Size: 61cm x 56cm Price: $3850 ENQUIRE NOW
Paul Hooker landscapes, hay bailing, oil on canvas
 
Paul Hooker nz figurative artist, stema punk striped shirt, oil on canvas
Hay Baling Complete Oil on Canvas 101cm x 76cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Steampunk striped coat Oil on Canvas Size: 76cm x 76cm
Price: $4200 ENQUIRE NOW

Pul Hooker nz portrait artist, nude 3, oil on canvas  
Paul Hooker landscapes and portrait art, nude 4, oil on canvas
Nude 3 Oil on Canvas Size: 61cm x 51cm Price: $2750 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
 
Nude 4 Oil on Canvas Size: 61cm x 51cm Price: $2750 ENQUIRE NOW
Paul Hooker nz figure artist, nude 1. oil on canvas
 
Paul Hooker nz figurative art, nude 2, oil on canvas
Nude 1 Oil on Canvas Size: 61cm x 51cm Price: $2750 ENQUIRE NOW
 
Nude 2 Oil on Canvas Size: 61cm x 51cm Price: $2750 ENQUIRE NOW
Paul Hooker figure study art, coloured pencil
 
Paul Hooker nz figure art, pencil
Figure Study Mauve Pastel Pencils on Paper Size: A3 ENQUIRE NOW
 
Figure Study Blue Pastel Pencils on Paper Size: A3 ENQUIRE NOW
Paul Hooker nz figure artist, nude 6, oil on canvas
 
Paul Hooker artist, nude 8, oil on canvas
Nude 6 Oil on Canvas Size: 76cm x 76cm Price: $2750 ENQUIRE NOW
 
Nude 8 Oil on Canvas Size: 76cm x 76cm Price: $2750 ENQUIRE NOW
Paul Hooker nz figure artits, nude 7, oil on canvas
 
Paul Hooker nz artist, figure, oil on canvas
Nude 7 Oil on Canvas Size: 76cm x 76cm Price: $2750 ENQUIRE NOW
 
Nude 9 Oil on Canvas Size: 76cm x 76cm Price: $2750 ENQUIRE NOW
Paul Hooker nz portrait artist, colour rush, oil on canvas
 
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Colour Rush Oil on Canvas Size: 76cm x 76cm Price: $2750 ENQUIRE NOW
   


 
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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078
Email: art@artbythesea.co.nz