Paul is a professional painter, a new member of the Oxford Art Society, and an associate tutor with the Norfolk Painting School.
“Art is about memory. It is a way of capturing a fleeting moment and preserving it, sharing emotions and memories with others.
The Covid 19 pandemic has made it impossible to travel and to visit the places that we love. For me, historic houses have always been a passion and I spend my days off visiting them. I have discovered, like the Charles Ryder character in “Brideshead Revisited” that I have an aptitude for painting interiors. I try to capture the special atmosphere in these places that I love.
I trained in theater design at the Central School of Art and Design, London and worked in Film and TV as a designer for twenty years. Over the last ten years I have worked hard to improve my painting and to find a “voice”. Not to copy every detail of a place, but to capture its essence. Country House interiors inspired me to live life surrounded by beautiful things. When you see these images, you see what makes me tick. They are, like all paintings, self-portraits.
Last year I painted gardens, or more accurately the places where gardens merge into the surrounding landscape. The paintings are also about dusk and early morning sun, just as my interiors are often about evenings when you settle down, turn on the lamps and light the fire.”
Paul is happy to accept commissions.