Paul’s style is expressive, energetic and full of colour. He tries to capture the feeling and emotion of a place in his paintings whilst depicting the interplay between light, land, water and sky. This results in dramatic interpretations of the landscapes he studies and shows his response to the ever-changing seasons, weather and light. His use of palette knife, brush strokes and mixed media, results in distinctive mark-making, culminating in vigorous, textured landscapes.
Paul was born in 1961 in Gloucestershire and studied at Cheltenham College of Art. He then moved to London where he worked from his studio in Holborn taking on commissions for public works of art world-wide, as well as private clients.
In 1991 he took a year’s sabbatical to paint whilst travelling the world, this journey took him through Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Central America. Upon his return he was commissioned to be expedition artist on the first ever crossing of the Taklamakan Desert in North West China for 3 months, after which he exhibited these works at various shows, including the Royal Geographical Society.
He continues to exhibit around the country, whilst still travelling abroad to find inspiration for his paintings. His most recent work is inspired by the landscapes and coastal areas of England and trips to India and Indonesia.