Paul Connor is a Sydney based Artist and Architect who has been involved in a number of cultural institutions including as founding Director of the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize and as a Trustee of The Australian Museum. He has had numerous solo exhibitions with his artwork held in many private and public collections. His work is almost exclusively made outdoors including his collages, digital drawings and drawing movies.

Having graduated with honours in architecture at Sydney University he was offered a place in the Masters course ay Columbia University, NYC and Pennsylvania State Universities. He instead elected to complete a Masters Degree in Research with First Class Honours at the University of New South Wales, College of Fine Art for en plein air work made in the deserts of far western NSW.

Connor regular visits Paris with his family to paint and draw. Other favoured locations are the central tablelands and southern coast of eastern Australia, and Sydney’s Port Jackson.


I draw and paint wherever I happen to be, using goauche paints, ink, watercolour, collage and more recently an iPad.

The iPad works are printed onto archival paper by master printer, Richard Crampton (Darkstar Digital). Whilst only one unique print is made, it does raise the question of where the original image is? It is nowhere recognisable, encrypted in a code embedded within an iPad, yet it could be emailed around the world … it would be both nowhere and everywhere.