Paul LaJeunesse is a realist landscape painter whose work deals with symbiotic relationships of light, space and structure. He attempts to create, in his viewers, the sensation of being present in the space of the imagery. This body of work focuses on the quality of light to create dramatic and surreal views of everyday spaces. Light is the unifying element found throughout the multifarious elements of the landscape, creating an underlying structural unity.
He received his master of fine arts in painting from Bowling Green State University in 2006, the Elizabeth Greenshields grant in 2006, and a Fulbright grant in 2007 in Reykjavik and Siglufjördur, Iceland. He previously taught at St. Louis Community College at Florissant and at Western Oregon University in Monmouth Oregon. has exhibited in nationally and internationally, with recent solo exhibitions at Rgoue Community College, Idaho State University in Pocatello Idaho and Mars Hill Graduate school in Seattle Washington, at Saitama University in Saitama Japan, and the Akane Gallery in Tokyo.