I'm, Paul Allen Leiter, self tought artist who one day decided to spend his last $100 dollars on oil paints and canvus. I got into every style from graffitti to still life. I'm influenced by dreams and colors that don't go by any order or rules. Years ago I would go through 20 sheets of canvus a day. Throwing out the ones I didn't like, but grew to like anything I painted. Struggling for freinds and family to even like my work, I went out to try to sell my work on the street, websites, galleries, art fairs, etc. but got no attention. I started to give my work away, sending works in the mail to strangers I looked up who were registered art lovers, with a note of the work and my email to let me know what they thought. I sent post cards of the same painting to ten people and who ever replied back first got the work on the post card. But nothing...maybe they were on vacation.
I'm influenced by all the greats...Van Gogh is my favorite, but my 3 older brothers who are all artists, have been my biggest role models.
My work is mostly all imagination. Dreams that I have had and written down. I have over a year of dreams that I wrote down upon waking in a time of my life when I felt lost, angry, horny, self-hating, and hope. Nothing's changed, but now I'm more positive when it comes to my art. I don't take things to heart. I'm in a state of calm when I paint. Paint theropy.
I hope you can enjoy my work. I feel my work is very simple, fun-acting, hidden truth to it. It's obvious and suttle at the same time. I try not to have a style because I'm always onto my next idea. I say that I am more creative then artist. I have over 100 pieces, to which only 25 would be worth selling. I have an attic and garage full of furniture I have designed, art work, drawings, writings, wood art, wood carvings, etc.
I will keep doing whatever I wish...and I have infinate amount of wishes.