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Pen and ink sketch  of a house

17 South Street, South Fremantle

Paul Jacobs

As proud Fremantle land owners, I took a photo of our first house before I renovated it. I liked the way this Federation house was modified over the years but wanted to make my own visual recording before I returned the house to its original former glory. This ink pen drawing now sits proudly in our Lilly Street lounge room as testimony to Jenny's and my vibrant and youthful past.

Pen and ink on paper

Landscape painting

Beeson's farm

Paul Jacobs

On a hot summer’s morning, while staying at our family holiday house in Quindalup, I felt this need to draw. I rang our dear friends Cass and Mark Beeson, who have a beautiful farm in Marybrook, to see if I could draw there. Permission was granted, and off I went with my tent, easel, drawing equipment and dog. It wasn’t long before I selected the area that you now see. The warmth of the day and the beautiful yellow ochre summer landscape bordered by the line of trees became my focus. Soft pastel was the essential choice of media!

Soft pastel

Corrigin landscape

Before the summer rains

Paul Jacobs

I presented this imaginary oil on canvas painting at my farewell to my old school and place of employment for 32 years - Aquinas College. This landscape idea came to me from my memories as a child when I used to stay at my uncle's Corrigin farm in the hamlet of Bibarin. This harvested paddock has birds in the distance scattering everywhere as a storm begins it's approach. Summer relief for everyone!

Oil on canvas

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Collaboration of Meaning

Paul and Joseph Jacobs

This large charcoal drawing on stretched canvas was created by my father Joseph Jacobs, and myself. We took turns producing this imaginative work in our own studios and without discussion. Once the work was spoken about, the drawing process was considered complete. This work and the process we went through is one of my favourites!

Charcoal on canvas

Oil painting

Current work

Paul Jacobs

I am currently working on three oil paintings at present. I have included this one in this gallery for you to see how art works evolve over time. Stay tuned!

Oil on canvas

Indian boy

Indian boy

Paul Jacobs

I took a walk in the Thar desert during my trip through Northwestern India during the late 1980s. I sat in the colossal sand dunes in solace and contemplated how great life was. All of a sudden, a little boy popped up over the crest of the sand dune to greet me. All this was done in total silence, and as quickly as he arrived, he disappeared. This painting honours this boy and the various mental images I had indelibly stored in my mind from this wonderful Indian journey.

Oil on canvas

Self portrait with mirrors

Self portrait

Paul Jacobs

This large charcoal drawing was created by mirrors. I held a small mirror and set up another larger mirror behind me. I looked at the back of myself and saw this unusal creature that I did not recognise. A big black back, left hand on left shoulder and a metal like helmet on my head was what I saw and what I drew. It's interesting to observe yourself from different angles and perspectives!

Charcoal

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Sleeping in the back seat

Paul Jacobs

This oil on hardboard painting was born out of an old photo of my grandmother when she was a young woman. I placed her portrait in the backseat of car and tilted her head to the side as though she was sleeping during a long car journey.

Oil on hardboard

Lifeguards

The Sydney Opera House lifeguards

Paul Jacobs

This oil on canvas painting depicts several life guards protecting the Sydney Opera House at night. In the background are glimpses of the Opera House and the dark waters of the famous Sydney Harbour.

Oil on canvas

Buildings in India

The steam of the pot

Paul Jacobs

This oil on canvas painting is another creation inspired by my trip to India in the late 1980s. How wonderful was this time and place! Here existed old and beautiful buildings with people crammed in them, on them and around them. Roads, alleys and bridges filled with travellers making their way to their respective destinations heaved with their precious cargo.

Oil on canvas

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