Paul was originally trained in ceramics and lithography at Stourbridge College of Art and while pursuing his career as a teacher, in which he was Head of Art and Design at Shenley Court School for thirty years, he established a pottery workshop at home, exhibiting and selling work in various outlets.
In 1984 he
attended an NSEAD print weekend at Westhill College
where Michael Rothenstein was the keynote speaker.
From that point on he has been a Printmaker, initially producing woodcuts, but after a few becoming interested in experimental ways of creating images with collagraph and developing ways of combining print techniques such as relief prints and monopoint, collagraph and woodcut and photo-silk screen with collagraph.
Several years ago Paul
was one of a group of RBSA artists who put together an exhibition entitled 'Black Country Visions', which was first shown at the RBSA Gallery
and subsequently at Dudley
and Wednesbury Municipal Art galleries.
regularly teaches print workshops to school and adult groups.
In 2005 he
was awarded the Addenda Prize in the RBSA Prize Exhibition.
In 2006 he
was awarded the Tregoning Prize at the Derby City Open.
has exhibited his
work widely and in 2010 a piece of his
work was selected for the 'Originals' print exhibition at London's Mall Gallery
Paul was elected as a Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2001 where his work can be regularly seen.
He has been the Hon. Curator of the RBSA Gallery since 2001 where he is responsible for the exhibition calendar and the staging of exhibitions.