Paul Soupiset Bullseye/God’s Eye #2, 2023 (after Klimt, Gray, Klosty, et al) For sale. $425 20 x 20 x 1.5 inches sanded acrylic on canvasDetails
Paul Soupiset Quesperanza, 2021-2022 SOLD Birdhouse with 24k gold leaf appliqué, hand-formed nest; bottle containing multicolored bird leg bands; accompanying 19” x 12.5” pencil drawing on paper. His recent work Quesperanza (part of a collaborative fine art auction benefiting nonprofit A Rocha USA and its mission to preserve biodiversity through conservation) focuses on the…Details
The Nest The Pool The Embrace The Pod (After Olitski), 2021. 48″x36″ acrylic and pencil on canvas. Sold.
LE GRAND SOLEIL, 2020. 30″x24″ acrylic on canvas. FOR SALE
LE GRAND CERCLE, 2020. 30″x24″ acrylic and silver leaf on canvas. NFS
Overpass/Passsover, 2020. 48″x54″ acrylic and pencil on canvas. Sold.
Recent work—started in 2019, finished April, 2020. Update: SOLD Clockwise from top left: Passover I, 2019-2020. 9″x3″x0.875″ Watercolor, Graphite, and Ink Passover II, 2019-2020. 9″x3″x0.875″ Watercolor, Graphite, and Ink Passover IV, 2019-2020. 9″x3″x0.875″ Watercolor, Graphite, and Ink Passover III, 2019-2020. 9″x3″x0.875″ Watercolor, Graphite, and InkDetails
Ich Bin Der Weg, 2020. 12″x12″x0.75″ acrylic + ink on canvas, framed. SOLD
SHELTER IN PLACE, 2020. 24″x36″ acrylic on canvas. SOLD
Clockwise from top left: 1. God is Flame, 2019. 12″x12″x0.75″ acrylic + ink on watercolor paper, 60. (120 framed) 2. Love Unto Love, 2019. 12″x12″x0.75″ acrylic + ink on watercolor paper, 60. (120 framed) 3. Via Vitae (detail), 2019. 12″x12″ acrylic on canvas (SOLD) 4. Carmina Gadelica, 2015. Triptych, acrylic on 4″x12″ canvas panels 60.…Details
Traffic Flow Diptych, 2018. 80″x30″x3.75″ acrylic, Kiwi black shoe polish, encaustic and mixed media on birch panel. For sale. 600. SOLD.
A Question of Courage, 2017-2018. 12″x10″x3.75″ assemblage and mixed media on birch panel. For sale. 320.
Lunargrope III (silver pass), 2018. 12″x12″x2″ acrylic and gesso on birch panel. For sale. 85.
1725: Topo-Soteriology (San Antonio Primer) Paul Soupiset, 2018 Cut Paper and Mixed Media, 30 in. x23 in. Art Pace — Common Currents Exhibition This piece employs the style of 17th century colonial primers—simple, childlike, didactic verses—paired with a visual process that attempts to step humbly into the tradition of papel picado. I explore/appropriate both the…Details
In 2012, I created the second and third Stations of the Cross, for use at Covenant, a church just outside of San Antonio. This version of the Stations follows the more modern versions suggested and sanctioned by Roman Catholic popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI) Station II, 2012. 12″ x 12″ x 4″…Details
Dry-stacked cairn, Paul Soupiset October 13, 2012, 25 minutes. “…The cairn only fell over once while I was stacking this iteration, but the wind picked up Friday about 5pm, and when I returned to the boulder in the evening, all but the base had fallen over. Patience, yes, but the slower you’re willing to move,…Details
This painting is about eight years old. It has appeared in GENERATE Magazine and in packaging design for an Eric Peters album, The Birds of Relocation. bewildermefly, Paul Soupiset, ca. 2009; acrylic and mix media, ±54″ x 60″ collection of Steven Gonzalez / photo: Steven Gonzalez.Details
Articles 01, 2017. 12″x12″x2″ encaustic, acrylic and Uni Posca white ink-paint on birch panel. For sale. 100.
I put the finishing touches on a few paintings/assemblages this weekend/week: Lunargrope II, 2017. 12″x12″x2″ acrylic and Uni Posca white ink-paint on birch panel. For sale. 85. Sold. Ghost Ranch I, 2017. 12″x12″x2″ acrylic and Uni Posca white ink-paint on birch panel. For sale. 85. Sold. Labyrinth #12 (Dark Night), 2017. 12″x12″x2″ acrylic and on…Details
“Quite possibly one of the best Americana records of the 90’s. No, make that one of the best records, period.” — Paste Magazine Earlier this year, Bill Mallonee of Americana legends Vigilantes of Love (VoL) set up a Kickstarter campaign toward the release of what was arguably their most celebrated album, Audible Sigh, as a…Details
Ave Virginia, 24”x24”. Watercolor and metallic leaf on gessoboard. Paul Soupiset, 2011; Photo: Kemp Davis
This casual series comprises a series of digital photographs of 4-inch black, anodized aluminum letters with threaded standoffs, set against caliche. All words are anagrams of the word “LODESTAR.” Photographed September 12, 2017 at Lodestar house in the Frio River Canyon in the Texas hill country.Details
Lunargrope I, 2017. 12″x12″x2″ acrylic and Sakura ink on birch panel. For sale. 85. Sold.
8in. x 8in. x 2in. Watercolor on panel. 2017. For sale. 85. Sold.
a few designs i did back in 2015-2016 that I found while I was organizing my files. The wine bottle below was never produced: just a conceptual twin to Michael Toy’s now-legendary No.6 Hot Sauce, but everything else below saw the light of day in one form or another. Includes work for ProjectCURATE, Soupiset Design,…Details
Seven book covers I’ve designed in the past couple of years for Eerdmans, Harper One, Chalice Press, Material Media, and Church Publishing.
A labyrinthine prayer from Carmina Gadelica “…Carmina Gadelica is a compendium of prayers, hymns, charms, incantations, blessings, literary-folkloric poems and songs, proverbs, lexical items, historical anecdotes, natural history observations, and miscellaneous lore gathered in the Gaelic-speaking regions of Scotland between 1860 and 1909. The material was recorded, translated, and reworked by the exciseman and folklorist…Details
My hands had a small cameo in a film where I drew the Cameo Theater, which was the theater in which audiences saw the film’s debut. A cameo of the Cameo in the Cameo. Cameo Theater, by Paul Soupiset, part of a title sequence of a 48 Hour Film Project by SimpleMan Productions, Jonathan Zitelman…Details
Three years ago, I invited a group of retreat participants to join me in a collaborative art-making project. Complicating matters — this was done with no verbal instruction: we were participating in a contemplative retreat led by Mary Earle, and had taken vows of silence for the day. It ended up being a sublime afternoon…Details
The SANDY WOOD & OTHER VOICES channel just went live on YouTube a few moments ago. A collaborative YouTube channel where Sandy brings together poets, painters, filmmakers, voice talent, photographers, and other creatives. Terminal Minotaur was the first video in the series, and was a collaboration between Chris Taylor, Sandy Wood and myself, with video…Details
In 2008, Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw released Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals, a book for which I contributed 40 or so watercolor illustrations. Here are a few of the interior images. [share title=”share” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”]Details
[x_video_embed no_container=”true”] [/x_video_embed] I’m working on a new tattoo design (not shown here), but it led me to go find these old ones and post them. The weird thing about art for bodies: sometimes the artist does a great job; sometimes they butcher it; sometimes the recipient decides not to get it inked, and…Details
[x_video_embed no_container=”true”] [/x_video_embed] My Advent 2012 sketchbook, “Sometimes My Life Winds Like Bézier Curves,” is part of the library at The Sketchbook Project in Brooklyn, New York. You can view the whole book at your leisure here, or check it out in person, next time you’re in the City.Details
It’s strange to see a piece of art you’ve made years ago, having not seen it in person in the intervening years. Yesterday I was reacquainted with two such pieces. In 2008 I crated up two large pen-and-ink drawings on gesso board and shipped them to Los Altos, California, where they have resided in the…Details
This week I’m taking a personal break, vacationing in a spectacular redwood forest with a bunch of old friends at a Quaker retreat center north of Santa Cruz, California. When you’re miles from your studio with limited supplies, but your illustration client needs something right away, what do you do? Here’s the story of the…Details
[x_video_embed no_container=”true”] Drawing Close // Documentary on Illustrator Paul Soupiset from Isenhower Productions on Vimeo. [/x_video_embed] Kyle Isenhower and I have been working together, making short films together for maybe five years, trailers, interviews, adverts, and storytelling, all in the service of our clients. My part of that collaboration is usually illustrative with a little…Details
In addition to my Chartres Labyrinth series of paintings, which I’ll post soon, I’ve also been working on another series of paintings, this time with more dimension, and using found objects. I’ll post more in the series over time. Soupiset, Paul. Approaching Train. . Acrylic with found objects on 12×16 gesso panel and pine box.…Details
Drawing Close, Kyle Isenhower’s mini documentary on the illustration of Paul Soupiset, will debut here — and at Isenhower Productions’ website, sometime in the next few days. We talked to Kyle and he confirmed the film is basically finished, and is just awaiting the final musical score (being composed by a mutual friend of ours,…Details
Back in the spring of 2008, during a trip to New York City, I visited with Danny Gregory at his house. Danny edited (and invited me to participate in) An Illustrated Life — a luscious, full-color-throughout, 272-page tome featuring a “sneak peak into the wildly creative imaginations of top illustrators, designers and artists from around the…Details
This sketchnote of mine was included as a small part of the Mike Rohde book The Sketchnote Handbook, which was released November 30, 2012 to a worldwide audience. The book has since been translated to Russian and German. Mike is a brilliant sketchnoter, has grown to become a great public speaker, too, and has become…Details
Photo by Courtney Perry NOTE: Here is a Patheos interview with me from May 16, 2013 by Deborah Arca Yesterday I interviewed Patheos blogger and acquisitions editor Tony Jones about the new adult faith formation video resource called animate.Faith from Sparkhouse. One of the sparkling gems of animate is the captivating artwork that runs throughout the series, from the…Details
In the fall of 2013 had the distinct privilege of illustrating and designing The Vinedresser’s Notebook, by Judith Sutera, a Benedictine Sister of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas. It was a freelance project, and at the time I was busy as a creative director of a design firm in San Antonio. I got the…Details
Below is a handful of logos, wordmarks, and symbols Paul Soupiset designed over the past years. In the coming weeks and months, I’ll highlight a few of the logos, show my sketchbook pages leading up to the idea, and show you the final color breaks as well.Details
In his 2015 book What Every Christian Needs to Know About Passover, popular speaker and author Rabbi Evan Moffic invites Christians of all types to explore the Jewish roots of their faith as they reconsider and experience the Passover Seder. Abingdon Press commissioned me to create a dozen illustrations as chapter openers for Rabbi Moffic’s…Details
Book cover design, title treatment, and watercolor illustration for Preacher Breath, by Kyndall Rothaus for Smyth & Helwys, 2014.
When I painted the linework illustration for the cover of Buddy Greene’s Harmonica Anthology, I filmed these two timelapse animations with my iPhone. Watercolor over black pigment liner. [x_video_embed no_container=”true”] [/x_video_embed] [x_video_embed no_container=”true”] [/x_video_embed]Details