It was whilst studying Art History in the late 1990’s that Paul started painting, and then continued to paint part time alongside various jobs, leading to becoming Painting Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. After completing his Masters in Contemporary Fine Art in 2008, Paul took the decision to create artworks full time and focused his painting practice on still life compositions.
At the core of Paul’s work is the search for a precision of focus on the formal properties of mundane objects that have an everyday, unremarkable presence in our lives. Aside from the fresh fruit and vegetables, inanimate objects are gathered from local charity and second hand shops, as they also record a previous unknown transient moment when they are suddenly cast out for whatever reason.
This results in fresh, yet familiar and nostalgic content, and for Paul a more intimate relationship with their representation, that has won him many admirers across the country.