Kevin Paulsen uses paint and pigmented plaster to simulate a fresco-like surface on theatrical velvet or Polystyrene. The artist's method and materials call to mind Roman painting of antiquity, Italian Renaissance painting, and the itinerant paintings of the American Colonial era. Paulsen's beautiful, often mystical compositions tell a timeless tale of the life cycle of civilizations, his subjects metaphorically describing the aspirations, achievements, and frailties of human existence. Paulsen's archetypal animals and humans inhabit imagined worlds and tell universal stories.
Paulsen has painted numerous mural-scale wall paintings in private homes and restaurants. His work has been featured in the 5th Avenue windows of Bergdorf Goodman (NYC), galleries throughout the United States, as well as in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful and Nantucket Home.