Paul Harmon is the Featured Artist at Art of the West Side


Haynes Galleries artist Paul Harmon is the Featured Artist of the fifth annual Art of the West Side fine art and craft show. Presented by and held each year at the Gordon Jewish Community Center, the Art of the West Side hosts over 50 artists. A distinguished painter who has exhibited all over the world, Harmon creates bold, colorful, and innovative paintings. Art of the West Side will be held April 6 from 6-9pm & April 7, 10am-4pm at the Gordon Jewish Community Center.

A native Nashvillian, Paul Harmon has had a long and fruitful career painting images that combine vivid colors, art historical imagery, and innovative compositional techniques. He honed his style while living in Paris where he received international critical acclaim for his paintings. Over the years the specifics of his style have morphed based on Harmon’s personal interests and influences. He’s played with scale, location, and even coloration to various degrees. The common thread during his six-decade long career has been a hunger to take what he and others have made before and build upon it by tweaking expectations and up-ending traditions. Harmon's paintings can be found in numerous museums, corporate collections, and private collections.

Art of the West Side will feature nearly 150 artworks by Harmon, from large 40 x 60 inch paintings to miniatures. It will be an excellent representation of Harmon’s artistic output as a whole. As the Featured Artist of the show, Harmon’s paintings will also be shown on the Gordon JCC’s theater stage.

Now based in Brentwood, Harmon continues to work on his paintings as well as in other media. On his always evolving style, he says, “You get to be an old guy like me and you just think, I need to please myself. If I’m not happy, nobody else is going to be. I’ve always loved the work, but I’m freer now than I’ve ever been.”

His most recent exhibition was a dual collaboration between Haynes Galleries and Dane Carder Studios in a special exhibition “A Sense of Harmony in Two Places.”

A portion of all sales of Harmon’s paintings and all other artworks sold during Art of the West Side benefit the Gordon JCC and their various programs. For more information on Art of the West Side, visit artonthewestside.org.