PAUL M. RIVELY JR. With a breadth of work and a focus in Art Education, Paul M. Rively Jr. has been involved in the local art scene in the Port Chester area for the last eight years. A graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a degree in Illustration, Paul has expanded his repertoire to include sculpture and sewing, as well as continuing his painting and illustration work. For the past seven years Paul has worked as an Artist-In-Residence for the Port Chester Council For the Arts, and an Art Educator for seven years. This allows him to help the students of Port Chester learn various art techniques, and also expand classroom subjects with projects intended to tie together lesson plans with a creative bent. His projects work hand in hand with almost every subject, from social studies to math. In conjunction with a local after-school program, “Mr. Paul” has helped foster an interest in art and its various techniques with a huge population of elementary aged students. In addition to his personal projects and working as an art educator, Paul also helps develop and execute sets for local school productions as a Scenic Designer and Painter. On occasion, he is also called on to produce various prop and costume pieces, helping him stretch his creative muscles and allowing him to transition these ideas to his own work. With an eye that finds inspiration in almost everything, Paul’s work is as eclectic as the things that spark his interest. While many of his projects focus on the fantastic, he also produces pieces in various styles, from impressionism to realism. He allows the medium to inspire his creative vision, allowing the projects to develop their own personalities. Paul is constantly working to refine his skills and enjoys nothing more than help others find and nurture their own creative strengths.