After graduating from Cheltenham College of Art, Paul worked from his studio in Holburn establishing a successful career. He now lives and works in Hampshire where the landscape is a constant source of inspiration to him. Paul’s style is expressive, energetic and full of colour. His paintings capture the feeling and emotion of a place, whilst depicting the interplay between light, land, water and sky. His dramatic interpretations of the English landscape show his response to the ever-changing seasons, weather and light; and his bold use of palette knife, brush strokes and mixed media, result in distinctive mark-making, culminating in vigorous, textured work.
He frequently travels abroad, and in 1991 took a year’s sabbatical to paint whilst travelling the world, a journey which took him through Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Central America. Following this, in 1993, he was commissioned to be expedition artist on the first ever crossing of the Taklamakan Desert in North West China for three months, after which he exhibited these works at various shows, including the Royal Geographical Society in London.
Paul is a frequent traveller to India, for him “India is a magical place that helps to focus the mind on accepting what it means to be a human being today. It leaves me feeling inspired, elated . . . I try to explore these emotions further in my paintings and experiment with many different mediums and materials.”
His work is both figurative and abstract, ‘I am interested in what manifests when I mix my experiences with the process of adding paint and other materials to a canvas in the studio. Every day is a surprise”, he explains.