Paul was born in Bournemouth and has lived within 10 miles of his birthplace all his life. He was very young when he first started learning to draw. Detail was always his thing; if his drawing didn't look like the object or scene he was looking at he would find it a most infuriating experience. In his recent work he has finally escaped those shackles and finally feels like the artist he'd always wanted to become. After he left school he applied to art college and was accepted but ended up at an engineering firm and painted in the evenings. In 2002 he accepted voluntary redundancy and embarked on his artistic career full time with great success.