Born in Bournemouth, Dorset in 1970 Paul has lived within 10 miles of his birthplace all his life. He worked at an engineering firm and painted in the evenings believing that painting would only ever be a hobby and not a career. But in 2002 an opportunity arose for Paul to take voluntary redundancy and hatched a plan was to use the redundancy money to live off that for a year while he painted and painted - he has never looked back!
After leaving work Paul’s passion for realism took over and his works for for the next few years were highly detailed categorised as contemporary realism or photorealism. However, in Paul’s spare time he was developing an idea that has evolved into the landscapes that you see now.
“Detail was always my thing; if my drawing didn't look like the object or scene I was looking at then I would find it a most infuriating experience. In my recent work I have finally escaped those shackles and it's been a very enjoyable and liberating experience; it's only now I finally feel like the artist I'd always wanted to become.”