Paul Margocsy

Mixed Media Artist

Paul was born in August 1945. As a child, he loved to draw but had no formal training or direction. After school, he started window dressing at Myer Melbourne. He was called up for two years in 1966 as a conscript and served one year overseas in the army. Married in Australia in 1974, he began painting murals for children’s nurseries.

In 1978 he became engrossed in wildlife art. After much research into ornithology and through self-taught efforts and experiments, he started to get the hang of it. A few years later he became a member of “The Wildlife Art Society of Australasia” and the very next year won first prize for the best painting. Since that eventful exhibition, many things began to formulate – Paul was included in a book launch in 1990 featuring 70 of the best living traditional artists in Australia.

He also had a book published on his own paintings. Australia Post commissioned him in 1991 to do a water bird series of stamps and he was subsequently commissioned by the United Nations to paint a series of endangered species stamps in 1994, which was released in Vienna and New York.

Watercolour, Gouache and Air Brush orginal painting by Paul Margocsy.

Paul was honoured with a fellow membership to “The Wildlife Art Society Of Australasia” for services to the society and wildlife art. In 2006, he became the first Australian wildlife artist to have a solo exhibition in Hong Kong. In 2009 he released his second book “Away With The Birds”.

In 2010 he was featured in a 4-page article in the prestigious “Art In Watercolour” magazine which was released in Paris. Paul uses water based mediums and airbrushed backgrounds to achieve his artwork. His love of painting, with that of his wife, son and daughter make him a truly contented artist.