Paul was born in Manchester in 1971, but at the age of four moved with his family to a small village in Wales. It was here that his love of the British coastline was born which was to inspire his artwork for many years to come.
Paul has been working as an illustrator for several years, fulfilling commissions for advertising, books and an animated TV series. Since winning the DeMontfort New Artist Competition in 2005, he has devoted himself to fine art and has found it a revelation: “I love the feeedom to use my instinct and to paint without constraint.”
Paul’s bold and stylized landscapes originate in his surroundings. He lives in the Snowdonia National Park, one of the most beautiful areas of the UK where inspiration waits round every corner. He also has family in both France and Spain so the blues and golds of a Mediterranean summer find their way into much of his work. His distinctive images are a fascinating combination of observation and interpretation. Once he has a scene in his view he simplifies the shapes and colours. By splitting the image into sections and playing with planes, angles and shades, he encourages us to look at the world in a way which is both fresh and liberating.