Paul has been interested in art and history since his youth spent in Australia and Canada.
“I was continuously drawing everything and anything in my school notebooks. It was a form of self-expression for me back then, and also today. People who have any kind of interest in art or music just seem to gravitate to expressing their creativity; it’s a natural process for me.”
Travel has also been a thread in his life that has found itself woven into his artwork. As a retired Lieutenant Commander, Paul’s military career serves as inspiration for his art. He’s had four decades of service with postings in 14 warships on both coasts, and deployments on Canadian Armed Forces operations in Rwanda, Bosnia and Kosovo.
As a result of this, aviation and military history are special areas of interests for Paul. He enjoys creating this historical art as it represents a product of these converging interests and allows him to bring history to life through painting’s visual medium.
In addition to creating military art, Paul paints landscapes and takes photographs.
His work has been showcased in high-profile public art displays including the National Aviation Museum and National Archives of Canada.