At first glance, Paul’s work seems abstract - bold brushstrokes giving life to a dynamic composition of thick layers of paint. Upon a closer look, images start to resolve: a bay of bright blue sea, waves crashing against a rocky shore, swirls of clouds over the horizon, lush greenery surrounding a beach.
We come to find out that the scenery depicts Cornwall, the artist's beloved home of over three decades that provides him with continuous inspiration. The atmosphere from the coast is craftily translated via rich hues, demonstrating a remarkable talent for observance, and interpretation.
Paul has travelled extensively through India and the Middle East, and his art is very much informed by it, relying on the colours of the surroundings and the memories made in them.
“This is the work of someone who has immersed himself in these landscapes, succumbed to them, become intoxicated by them … the colours constantly rearranging themselves, reflections moving as if still fluid. I think that’s what I love most about Paul’s work – the sense that each painting is still growing, still evolving, still finding its own story. I could look at them for hours, days, years. I am sure you will feel the same.” - Mark Kermode