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I'm Paul Cato, a professional New Zealand artist, and I have recently moved north from Queenstown, where my painting career began, to the Kowhai Coast near Warkworth. My specialty is painting large vistas, and my primary medium is oils.


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Lower Falls of Yellowstone Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

By Paul Cato | July 12, 2012

Lower Falls, Yellowstone National Park

The first of my long-awaited “Yellowstone Series”. The warm setting sun adds its golden glow to the already spectacular cliffs of the canyon. Oils on canvas, 40″ x 54″.

I wanted to visit this place and paint it myself, ever since seeing Thomas Moran’s epic painting, “The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone”. The visit hugely exceeded my expectations. This canyon is truly spectacular, and the waterfall itself very impressive! Moran’s composition was very much contrived, combining views and features from various different viewpoints. My own composition will be recognized as far more literal, as viewed from Artist’s Point – looking out over Red Rock to the Lower Falls. One day I may also revisit this with a less literal painting.

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