Paul Schulz is a native of Winter Haven, FL and graduated from Davidson College in 1982 where he majored in economics and minored in art. He worked as a Design Coordinator for Hallmark Card Company until 1985 when he returned to Winter Haven to run the family business, Florida Chemical, which has sold citrus oils since 1942. After serving as the President and CEO of Florida Chemical for 21 years, Paul is now leaving to focus on his art career.Paul produces original artwork from the studio at his home in Florida. Wildlife has thus far been the focus of his art. He has traveled extensively collecting reference for his work including several trips to South America. Paul prefers to use vibrant color in his paintings to reflect the spectacular array of color found in nature.
Paul has been involved in several projects including illustrating "Under the Panther Moon" and "Law Matters," by former Florida Senator Rick Dantzler. This project was especially rewarding for Paul because the graphite sketches are similar to the engravings his grandfather, William Pringle, did for the U.S. Mint. The books and sketches for the Dantzler project can be seen in thecatalog. Other projects include painting a butterfly sculpture for the Kaleidoscope fundraiser for the City of Lakeland.
Another project near to Paul's heart is the Bouvier Initiative at Emory University. He donated the "Emory Eagle" original painting to the fund raising effort currently taking place. His efforts at Emory have given him the opportunity to meet some extrodinary people.
Warner Southern Displays Gift of Art Donated by Paul Schulz
Lake Wales - Local artist Paul Schulz of Winter Haven has donated a Giclee canvas reproduction of his acrylic painting titled "Spectrum of Life" to Warner Southern College. The 40" by 70" canvas displays 28 images of plants and animals in vibrant colors as a tribute to the biodiversity of the planet. The canvas is on permanent display in the library of the Pontious Learning Resource Center on the college's west campus.
At a reception held for Paul Schulz on February 23, President Greg Hall said, "We are honored to be the recipient of such an extraordinary, dynamic work of art. The canvas commands the attention of all who pass by it. Paul's work is a tribute to God's creation."
"Spectrum of Life" was selected as the poster piece for the 2004 Florida Wildlife Art Exposition.
The Warner Southern College Board of Trustees, friends of the college and area residents attended the reception to meet the artist and view "Spectrum of Life." Performances were given by the Handbell Choir and by Guitarist Patrick Nitchman. Former State Senator Rick Dantzler was also in attendance. His book, Under the Panther Moon, was illustrated by Schulz.
Paul Schulz is from Winter Haven and President of Florida Chemical Company.