Paul focuses on painting places, either in the open, or in the studio based on photographs, drawings and experiments with collage.
A retired scientist, Paul came relatively late to painting. After some courses in his twenties, it was 35 years before he took up the brushes seriously again when he studied part-time at Art Academy in London and, more recently, at Newlyn School of Art.
Paul is drawn to bold geometric shapes or dramatic contrasts in light and dark. Man-made structures feature strongly, especially when they are in decay and, to his eye, become more interesting. Paul looks for the ‘dark beauty’ in the world around us and tries to weave a story into his work that goes beyond simply depicting people or places.
A member of Reading Guild of Artists and Oxford Art Society, Paul regularly exhibits with these groups. He has also exhibited at the New English Art Club open exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London and in St Ives as part of the Ten:22 artist collective.