Paul A. Lanquist, known internationally by his “PAL” distinctive logo, is a Northwest artist who currently lives near Mt. St. Helens Washington with his wife and family. Paul is a dedicated outdoor enthusiast, has been a commercial artist and Illustrator for over 25 years. He has worked for a variety of companies such as Fred Meyer, Danner Boots, GI Joe’s, Whole Foods, Luhr Jensen, and Princess Cruise Lines.
The art series represent a unique design and style exclusively for Northwest Art Mall. His style captures the rugged, quaint, friendly and dignified personality of life in United States and Canada.
Paul believes that part of being a good illustrator is learning to build from past experience and to study the work of other American illustrators. Through the years Paul has gravitated to the work of Illustrators from the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s that use color and design to communicate their ideas in a straightforward way. The natural beauty of America and Canada is another important influence in Paul’s work. By combining the nostalgic look and feel of the past with the spectacular scenery of this country Paul has created destination and travel posters that capture the beauty and lifestyle of these unique areas.