The Canadian based Scottish artist Paul Dignan is best known for using a hard-edged approach to abstract painting.  This way of painting can be seen from the earlier large scale organic based acrylic paintings on canvas up to the meticulously made and domestically scaled hybrid three-dimensional panel paintings of the present. Dignan is a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art, London and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally since the mid 1980’s.  His work can be found in various private, corporate and public collections such as, the Unilever Collection, London and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. He has received various awards in both the UK and Canada.  In 1995 he was awarded The Rome Scholarship in Painting and in 2013 he was the recipient of  The Canada Council for the Arts International Studio and Curatorial Programme residency in New York.