Paul was born in Cheshire, England in 1947. As a student Paul attended a museum based art school in Chester, where he was taught traditional methods of painting and drawing. At Manchester College of Art And Design, he soon rejected realism in favour of abstract expressionism. As a young artist coming from the north of England, he found the island of Jersey with it's light and colour immediately inspiring: from the outset it was this imagery which formed the basis of his work. He fell in love with the Channel Islands and decided to stay. Then in 1974 he had his first solo exhibition at The Jersey Museum, Barreau Art Gallery. Paul now lives near Gorey Village and has his studio in an old coach house, where he continues to explore his passion for painting.