Born in Glasgow in 1981, Paul’s talent was recognised early when at the age of twelve he won the competition to design the Edinburgh Festival Fringe poster.
He went on to graduate from Edinburgh College of Art in 2004 and took the risky decision to become a full-time painter from his own studio in the Merchant City.
Much of his work has been inspired by the city, depicting a narrative between the people and their surroundings. His paintings are strongly connected to experiences in his own life but also in the lives of the strangers he encounters on a daily basis.
“We all have these histories which one day will be lost. I bring together drawings and photographs to create paintings that depict a narrative of the interaction people have with their surroundings.”
The Presidents Award, Glasgow Art Club Winter Show 2016
Braewell Gallery Exhibition Award, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley Museum 2011
RGI (David Cargill Award) 2010
Aspect Prize, (Aspect Prize Finalist) 2009
RGI (RGI Kelly Gallery Exhibition Award) 2009
Here are some links to recent mentions in the press:-
The Herald, Article – The Artistic Rewards of going to the dogs
Evening Times, article – Glasgow’s gone to the dogs
Evening Times, article – Sights of Glasgow inspire artist