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About the Artist

Paul was born in Scotland but spent his childhood in Cornwall where he developed his love for natural history. From an early age, Paul showed a natural aptitude for drawing and spent many hours with a pad and pencil.

During 1981, Paul relocated to South Africa, where he experienced first hand the wildlife in its natural habitat. The vast open spaces and unique atmosphere coupled with the fauna inspired Paul to begin working in his preferred medium of soft pastel. Having had no formal art training, Paul has developed his own individual technique and style, drawing attention to the animals without losing the atmospheric vastness of Africa. He believes in ‘living the experience‘ and makes regular trips to the bush, collecting reference and rekindling the inspiration hoping to capture the essence of Africa and her wildlife in his work.

Paul’s work has been exhibited widely throughout South Africa in many group and solo exhibitions as well as selected galleries. He has also sold paintings at exhibitions in Germany and the U.K. His paintings have been a part of the prestigious Christie’s of London Wildlife Auction for the last seven consecutive exhibitions.

Paul has been elected as a member of the Society of Animal Artists, New York and is hoping to expand his market in the United Sates. He is a member of the wildlife art society U.K, and participated in their 9th annual exhibit in Bristol during 2000.
During 1999 Paul became a member of the Marwell Wildlife Art Society in the UK and took part in the National Exhibition of Wildlife in Liverpool and the Marwell Society’s summer exhibition in August 2000.He is listed in the World Artist Directory and a member of World Wide Nature Artists.

In November 2000, Paul was a finalist in the ‘Pastel Artist International’ competition with his painting of bull elephant entitled “Zambezi Dawn”.

Paul’s work can now be found in private and corporate collections in over twenty countries around the world as far afield as Taiwan, Australia and South America.
His paintings have been published on numerous occasions and have been reproduced in the form of limited edition litho and giclee prints.

Paul is married with two sons, living in and working from Cape Town, South Africa.
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