Paul was born in 1969 in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England. His passion for painting began at a very early age and this love of art has always remained a major part of his life. Following graduation from Art College where he studied Graphic Design for 5 years, then set up his own business in graphics and sign design. Whilst running this for over 12 years, he spent his free hours honing his watercolour painting skills and in 2007 Paul decided the time was right to make the transition to Fine Art Painting full time. Since then he has held solo and group exhibitions, selling his paintings both nationally and abroad. Paul predominantly paints in watercolour, a medium which he enjoys for its immediacy and fluidity. Paul paints daily from his home studio where he now lives in Greetland with his wife and two young daughters. His work is varied including Landscapes, Seascapes, Still Life, Wildlife and Floral. Although Paul paints mostly in watercolour, he is also adept in Acrylic, Oil, Gouache, Graphite and Pastel. Paul's landscape paintings are predominantly in and around the Yorkshire Dales capturing the beauty of the landscape in all its moods and seasons. He also paints the Lakes, Wales and Scotland, where he exhibits all year round.
in 2015 Paul was awarded the ,SAA Professional Artist of the Year'
Finalist in gardens and flowers category of the SAA artist of the year 2009 Winner of the SAA Professional Artist of the Year 2015