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. 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.
This year I have made a collection of abstracted still life flower paintings in various sizes. I have allowed myself to paint just for the sheer joy of painting and manipulating colour. They appear deceptively simple yet, as with a pure abstract painting, every mark and every choice is informed by my life experience and they take time to evolve. I hope that the pleasure I have in painting the images is conveyed to the viewer.
Paul is happy to accept commissions.