Paul makes his living entirely from selling and exhibiting through galleries in the South Wales region, the Cotswolds and by private commission. Generally his paintings can be divided into two distinct types; highly figurative representations of animals and landscapes often painted to commission for private clients. His other more personal work, although of a similar subject matter, is much more intense and concerned with pattern making. These images look highly realistic from a distance, tricking the eye and mind into making sense of the marks, yet on closer inspection repetitive blocks and shapes break up the surface into flattened patterned sections. In these intricately detailed images he explores his interest in how all this in the natural world are inextricably connected; ideas he investigated and developed during a period of his life when he studied Buddhism and was ordained as a Buddhist monk.

He has won a number of prizes - notably the WM Patterson Fine Arts Award given for a pastel study exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London. In 2013 he was shortlisted by Artists and Illustrators Magazine, for “Artist of the Year” and was again featured by the magazine as “Painting of the Month” with ‘Oak Wood’, inspired by the morning light seen through trees in ‘Wentwood ‘ near Newport - one of his favourite locations.  The gallery is showing a number of limited edition prints and original paintings in the New Year exhibition.

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