Paul was born in Lancashire in 1954. His art education started at Warrington School of Art before moving on to Stoke on Trent School of Art. He finally undertook a postgraduate course at Goldsmiths College at the University of London. He taught for ten years in comprehensive schools in Inner London before moving to Shrewsbury.
In 1977 he moved to St Ives. He has said of his work "For many years I painted solely in oils, experimenting with abstraction and using colour to "push" and "pull"m whilst retaining a strong landscape content within the painting. When I moved to Cornwall, my fascination with the Penwith coast led me to turn towards the sea for inspiration. The ever-
Paul is a member of the National Acrylic Painters Association.