Nominated up and coming best new artist for 2008 by the Fine Art Trade Guild - achieving runner up in his first year in print. Paul's distinctive style of painting features animals in movement, or head shots in a variety of charismatic poses. Paul aims to convey in his work a real living and breathing world within which animals are individual and secretive. This and the natural weather element around them all help to ignite the imagination and a sense of mystery to the finished works. Paul, who is self-taught, has been painting for over 15 years, turning professional in 2002. He has held many solo exhibitions and also exhibited with The Wildlife Art Society and The National Exhibition for Wildlife Art. He was made a fellow of the British Society of Painters in 2004 and has won several awards.