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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

Paul has been tutoring part-time at the Whitecliff College of Art in Auckland for the last eighteen years while working on portraiture, commercial and personal work.
He has had an extensive career in illustration working in several of the top Auckland advertising agencies in the seventies and early eighties. He has completed a variety of significant private commissions including all of the America's Cup Skippers. His portraits have been regularly featured in the New Zealand Portrait Awards (recently renamed the Adam Portaiture Awards) and in 2004 he was commissioned to design and illustrate six stamps and two first day cover motifs for the Christmas Stamps for NZ Post.
Paul is a passionate about painting the portrait incorporating a loose and free style as he attempts to capture the essence of a particularly striking pose. He teaches
life drawing and figure studies and this allows him the ability to constantly perfect his own technique. Paul likes to discover the inherent strength that can be found in individual portrait studies by quietly observing interesting face studies. He paints intuitively with a degree of perception and only uses photographs as a reference tool.
He is particularly adept at portraying urban Maori. The work evolves on the canvas as he applys the paint allowing him to discover more about his perception of the subject. Character imperfections appeal to him and a general feeling is evident in his work that the subject has experienced life in a particular way.
Paul's works are collected both nationally and internationally and he has been influenced by the American artist Alex Kanevsky
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Paul Hooker nz figurative and portrait artist, striped sleeves
 
Paul Hooker nz figurative artist, cirque, oil on canvas
New Dec 2020 Cirque - Striped Sleeves
Oil on Canvas 76cm x 76cm Price: $5000 ENQUIRE NOW
 
New Dec 2020 Cirque - Testarossa
Oil on Canvas 101cm x 101cm price: $6500 ENQUIRE NOW
Paul Hooker nz portrait artist, steampunk, doors to the future   Paul Hooker nz portrait art, steampunk angel, oil on canvas
New 2020 Doors to the Future
Oil on Canvas 101cm x 101cm price: $7000 ENQUIRE NOW
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New 2020 Steampunk Angel
Oil on Canvas 101cm x 101cm $6500 ENQUIRE NOW
Paul Hooker nz portrait artist, dances of time, oil on canvas
  Paul Hooker nz figurative artist, steam punk, oil on canvas
New 2020 Dance of Time
Oil on Canvas 101cm x 76cm Price: $6500 ENQUIRE NOW
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New 2020 Steampunk White
Oil on Canvas 101cm x 101cm Price: $6000 ENQUIRE NOW
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paul hooker nz portrait artist, cirque   Paul Hooker nz portrai artist, colour from darkness, oil on canvas
Cirque Midnight Oil on Canvas 91cm x 76cm Price: $4200 ENQUIRE NOW
 
Colour from Darkness Oil on Canvas 61cm x 76cm Price: $3000 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Paul Hooker nz portrait artist, italian memories, oil on canvas  
Paul Hooker nz portrait artist, oil on canvas, storm
Italian Memories Oil on Canvas 61cm x 40cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Approaching Rain Oil on Canvas 122cm x 91cm $5500 Now $4800 ENQUIRE NOW
Paul Hooker nz figure artist, blue dancer, oil on canvas
 
Paul Hooker nz portrait and still life artist, oil on canvas
New Blue Dancer Oil on Canvas 45cm x 40cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Boy racer Oil on Canvas 50cm x 76cm ENQUIRE NOW Sold

paul hooker nz portrait artist   Paul Hooker nz fine art oil paintings, cirque scarlett
Cirque Oil on Canvas 91cm x 76cm $5000 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
 
New 2020 Cirque Scarlett Oil on Canvas 76cm x 76cm $4500 ENQUIRE NOW
Paul Hooker nz fine art paintings, abstract nude, oil
 
paul hooker nz contemporary portraiture
New 2020 Nude Abstract in Blue
Oil on Canvas 51cm x 61cm $2850 ENQUIRE NOW
 
Showgirl Oil on Canvas 71cm x 56cm ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Paul Hooker nz fine art portraits, quinton, oil on canvas
 
Paul Hooker nz portrait and figure artist, oil paintings, cirque
Quinton Starting Over Oil on Canvas 61cm x 76cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Cirque Deux Oil on Canvas 76cm x 61cm $5000 ENQUIRE NOW Sold

paul hooker nz portrait artist
 
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Paul Hooker nz fine art, figure painting, green nude

Orchids Oil on Canvas
Size: 101cm x 71cm $NZ4000 Sold

 
Cherish the Land Acrylic on Canvas
Size:122cm x 91cm $NZ4500 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
 

Green Nude Oil on Canvas
Size: 56cm x 45cm $900 ENQUIRE NOW Sold


Paul Hooker nz figurative and portrait fine artist, After the show
After the Show Oil on Canvas 91cm x 76cm $5000 ENQUIRE NOW
paul hooker nz portrait artist
Line and Motion Oil on Canvas Size 92cm x 61cm 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