Artist Of The Month: Paul Besse

Artist history of Paul Felix Besse

The Villages, Florida 32163

Born April 1949 in Southbridge Massachusetts.

Studied art with a private art teacher in 1962 while in the 7th grade.

Attended Art classes at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield Massachusetts in 1968 and 1969 .

Transferred to The Art Institute of Chicago and majored in commercial art from September of 1969 to May of 1971 when I was fortunate to be hired for a design job right out of college.

My first job was designing store fixtures and displays for a small custom display company in Chicago.  Continued with this firm until moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 1979 again designing store fixtures and displays for high-end department stores in and around the Atlanta area.

Moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1984 representing a new display company and designed and sold store fixtures and displays to large retail stores such as Lowe’s Home Centers, Pittsburg Paints, Kohler Plumbing, Moen Plumbing and Husqvarna tools until I retired in 2005.


I work with water based oil paint, water colors, colored pencils, stained glass and wood carving.  My favorite subject matter is tropical landscapes.

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