Based in United Kingdom
An only child born 1942 in inner-city Nottingham Paul spent his childhood in a tiny back-to-back terrace house with no garden, no hot water, toilet in the back yard and the bath hung on a nail outside the back door. He had little interest in sport or music but loved drawing and painting and dreamed of being an artist one day. Maths being his weakest subject at school meant that he failed his eleven-plus so art college or university was out of the question. Leaving school at age fourteen with the options of working down the Pit, Raleigh Cycle factory or a job in the Rag Trade Paul chose the latter. It was while working as a knitting machine operator in a knitwear factory that he met Margaret, an overlock machinist at the same firm. They married in 1966 and moved to a reasonable sized bungalow on the outskirts of Nottingham and had four children. Paul went on to have various jobs ending in thirty five years at a label printing company. In 2007 aged sixty-five he retired and helped by Margaret converted an outhouse in the back garden into a studio where he could realise his boyhood dream and paint pictures (and keep from under Margaret's feet). The internet has provided the opportunity to exhibit his paintings to a wide audience. Paul has developed his own technique for creating medium to large abstract/expressionistic paintings by experimentation and much trial and error.