Paul Ladnier plein air painting at Hannah Park in Northeast Florida

Paul Ladnier plein air painting at Hannah Park in Northeast Florida



FCPAP (Florida First Coast Plein Air Painters)

The Salmagundi Club, New York

Society of Illustrators (since 1984)


Paul Ladnier, Professor Emeritus, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, taught painting and drawing for nearly forty years. He received numerous awards and recognition for the quality of his teaching and dedication to his students, the community and the university. Upon his retirement, UNF honored him with an eponymous scholarship, which provides educational funds for exceptional painting majors. He received the MFA degree from Syracuse University and the BFA degree from Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida. Paul has exhibited in solo exhibitions and numerous group shows throughout his career. He is an invited artist to many plein-air competitions and events, including the prestigious, annual Publisher’s Invitational, “Paint the Adirondacks,” and 2016’s Publishers Invitational, Cuba. He taught two summers in Italy as part of UNF’s study abroad program. He has painted throughout the United States, Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

He is a member of The American Impressionist Society, The Society of Illustrators, since 1984, and in 2017 he was elected to the prestigious Salmagundi Club, New York. He was one of six charter members to start the CoRK Arts District in Jacksonville, which has become a focal point of the arts in Jacksonville. It has grown to more than 65 artists and studios.

Paul continues to travel, paint, exhibit his works, teach privately at his CoRK studio and conduct painting and drawing workshops. In June 2019, he taught a plein-air workshop for Il Chiostro at San Fedele, Italy and has been invited back to teach again in 2020.


 CoRK Studios, Jacksonville, Florida

Southlight Galleries, Jacksonville, Fl