Paul started painting in his early teens, primarily influenced by the work of Australian master Sir William Dargie C.B.E. who was to become his friend and mentor. Since then he has made full time a career of painting in the tradition of tonal impressionism, working mostly in oil.
Known for his colourful paintings of flowers and still life, Paul’s work includes landscape, portrait and figure painting. His work has won many awards including the “VAS Artist of the Year” in 2001 and can be found in public, corporate, regional, institutional and private collections throughout Australia and overseas.
Paul was elected to the TMPS in 1997 and is past president of the society. He is also a Fellow and past president of the Victorian Artist Society (1998-2003), and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts London in 1999. Paul was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2005 for service to the visual arts as a painter and lecturer.
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