Sample Work: Pinto's in the Sky with Desert Poppy, 1991

Describing the experience of painting, McCartney explains, “I basically like to apply paint onto canvas. I just like the act of it — I make it up as I go along. I really don’t analyze them that much.” McCartney's admiration for artists began in his early teens, and he even won awards for his drawings of a local church. His career stopped there, forever, as he felt that only those who had acquired a proper art degree could actually paint.  It wasn't until thirty years later that he picked the brush back up and rekindled his love affair with the canvas. Today he has created hundreds of paintings, evocative of Abstract Expressionism and the work of William de Kooning. He has also published a book, Paul McCartney: Paintings.