Paul was very young when he first started learning to draw, his interest continued throughout school, leaving with an O-Level in Art, grade B. After Paul left school he applied to art college and was accepted but in the end turned it down and for the time being that’s where his art career ended.
For the next 13 years Paul worked in the aerospace industry, continuing to paint in the evenings, becoming a very accomplished airbrush artist selling paintings all over the world.
During these years Paul met his wife, Sara. Turmoil encompassed their lives when his wife was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder causing her to have several miscarriages. After coming off medication that made the birth of their first child possible and to keep her baby alive, Sara suffered a massive stroke. Paul accepted that he would never become an artist, presuming Sara would be permanently disabled. Astonishingly after five weeks she made a full recovery and was back home.
In 2002 the firm Paul was working for offered voluntary redundancies, taking the opportunity to use the redundancy money to live off, Paul embarked on painting solidly for the next year. Here his passion for photorealism took over and his paintings became highly detailed before experimenting with his now renowned style.
“In my work I have tried to find the middle ground between a child like appeal and the quality of a traditional oil painting and I think I am succeeding in doing that”