Following brief art training while studying psychology in America, Paul developed his skills as an artist in Australia and has been a fine arts teacher and exhibiting artist for over thirty years, and his work has been shown in Australia and the United States, as well as the U.K. Upon graduation from university in California, he worked as U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga, an experience that had a profound effect on his creative directions.
After traveling through Fiji and New Zealand, Paul migrated to Australia, where he began his career as a fine artist, teacher and musician. Eventually, he moved to the Hunter Valley, where he built his own house and studio and taught at the Newcastle Art School. During his time there, Paul also taught various courses with Aboriginal students and visited outback areas to conduct workshops and arts festivals.
Paul has two children, who also follow the creative path; his son, Roman, carving a career as a jazz guitarist in Sydney, and his daughter, Sienna, working in the London fashion industry. Paul’s art work uses simplicity of form and stylisation of bold colours to express his particular view of landscape and figuration. One art critic in Australia described his work as “an erotic spectrum of glowing colour!”