SERVICES

DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT REQUIRES A SIGNATURE TOUCH? VERBURG STUDIO OFFERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES THAT CAN BE ADAPTED TO YOUR NEEDS. PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT BY USING THE LINK BELOW.

  • COMMISSIONED WORKS  Commissioned paintings and drawings are completed professionally to your individual needs. Subject matter can range from figurative to pet portraiture, paintings of cherished landscapes, buildings, or a special commemorative composition. Unless specified otherwise in the commission agreement, all artwork is sold framed. 
  • CUSTOM FRAMING           With 38 years of experience, we also offer custom framing of other artists work. If you have something needing a special frame, shadow box, or other display format, we can create a way to display your artwork that will enhance its aesthetic presentation. 
  • ART RESTORATION          Restoration of damaged artwork is accepted on a case by case basis. Torn or scratched paintings can sometimes be easily repaired depending on the amount and type of damage. 
  • ART  INSTALLATION  AND  CONSULATION  If you have a collection of work or even one new piece you don't know what to do with, let VerBurg Studio help you to install. A complete home rehanging, using the work you already own, can make you feel as though you live in your own gallery setting.
  • PRIVATE  OR  GROUP  ART  INSTRUCTION Private instruction is offered in drawing and painting on an hourly basis. Special group events can be scheduled for up to 25 people at a time. 

COMING EVENTS

  • Figure Drawing from the live costumed model is facilitated twice-monthly on the SECOND and FOURTH TUESDAY of each month, 4-8PM, at the Kingman Center for the Arts gallery, 208 Beale Street, Kingman, Arizona. The cost is $15 per person, bring your own supplies. Tables, Easels, and Studio Horses are provided.


  • Wine and Canvas Nite dates vary, they are usually held on the second WEDNESDAY of each month, at The Sundowner Saloon, 4400 Stockton Hill Road Kingman, Arizona. The cost is $30 per person. All supplies are provided AND you get two free drinks!! Contact Sundowner for availability at (928) 529-5499. Class sizes are limited to 24 people.

COMMENTS

  • "I've known Paul VerBurg for over 30 years and have always been impressed by his art, his creativity, his style and his generous and caring nature. When he returned from his studies at the Art Institute in Chicago, I realized that he had been deeply affected by that learning experience. The scope and breadth of his painting technique had increased by quantum leaps, enabling in him an even greater depth of expression - intellectually, emotionally and visually. I cannot speak highly enough about Paul as a person and as an artist. With great respect" - Jerry Treich


  • "The show I was at was strongly Western art [and] although you painted in that style ... You also broke all the rules of that style in a way. I remember your Cowboys always observing something that wasn't on canvas. If they were alone they were contemplative or even defeated; if in groups it was about comradery and usually off center of the pic. The emotions and stylistic methods employed were almost antithetical to the Ra Ra bravado stances I saw in the other art pieces there. To me you offered something utterly new in that style and yet completely within it. In other words you broke all the rules while complying with them and to me I guess I express it by saying "neener neener." As for you looking for solid footing in your art now, it takes courage to express vulnerability. So I stand by my belief that your art is courageous." - Elizabeth Soper


  • "I have known Paul VerBurg for more than a decade. I first met him when he was employed at the Arizona Commission on the Arts in their Traveling Exhibitions program. During his tenure with the Commission, he provided delivery and support services for temporary art exhibitions which we borrowed from the agency once a year.
        I also have worked with Paul on two occasions in showcasing his extraordinary works of art. As the Curator of Exhibitions at Tohono Chul Park, I worked closely with Paul when showcasing a series of his paintings of rodeo portraits. Not the action scenes of the arena that are so often associated with the rodeo, but rather Paul chose to approach the subject with a different perspective. He depicts the quieter moments behind the scenes: A cowboy adjusting his gear or in the shadows during a moment of reflection. From a curatorial standpoint, I always found his work to be thoughtful and insightful, while beautifully crafted, and I knew visitors to our gallery would be moved by it. In fact, a writer with the Arizona Daily Star newspaper interviewed Paul and wrote a feature article as a result of his fascination for Paul and his work.
        Paul has always been reliable and prompt in responding to my requests and meeting all deadlines to ensure that the exhibit's goals were being met. He is a good communicator and problem solver and is cordial and likeable in personal interactions.
        I have enjoyed my association and working relationship with Paul VerBurg through the years and recommend him highly." -Vicki Donkersley

PAUL VERBURG

BIOGRAPHY

Paul VerBurg is a full time artist and painter, trained in drawing and painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA), and Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. A resident of Kingman, Arizona, he currently facilitates the figure drawing studio at Kingman Center for the Arts. Paul also teaches at the Art Awakenings Studio/Kingman instructing and encouraging artists struggling with a variety of mental health issues.


Paul's earlier, more traditional work has been seen in several national shows, such as The Eiteljorg Museum, The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, the Wichita Art Museum, The Museum of Northern Arizona, and the Desert Caballeros Western Art Museum), as well as galleries from coast to coast. His work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Art of the West, Western Horseman Magazine, and many other publications. 


Paul's current studio practice includes sculptural and assemblage work, drawing, and oil on canvas painting. His experimentation with media and the blending of genres began in the 1980s. Subject matter for his work runs the gamut from Plein Aire landscapes to commissioned portraits, cowboy paintings, and abstract paintings that relate to the physical world and its translation into paint.  

My Life's work

"IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THIS CAREER STARTED WITH ME DRAWING PEN AND INK ADS FOR A SPECIALTY SHOP WHILE I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. I'VE DONE A FEW OTHER JOBS SINCE THEN ..."



TO GIVE YOU A BETTER IDEA OF THE SCOPE OF PAUL'S EXPERIENCE, PLEASE DOWNLOAD A COPY OF HIS RESUME.