A weaver of words and materials, mixed-media artist Paul Chandler’s work is an explosion of colors, forms, and textures. With scraps of fabric and yarn; buttons, baubles, and beads; and a wild array of found objects and plenty of imagination, Paul creates vivid embroideries and 3-D creatures that seem to have fallen from space.
Paul grew up on Buffalo’s East side with a family that “always encouraged me to be my own person, and I am”. Paul draws inspiration from his roots, his avid interest in diverse cultures and cites music as an essential ingredient to his creative process, but he also acknowledges “that a lot of my ideas are off the cuff and out of the blue”. Another Starlight artist has described Paul’s style as “very colorful and abstract; he throws you off”.
Off the cuff, over the top, and unbounded by convention, Paul produces art full-tilt.
“Bead-dazzling, that’s how I like it”.