Paul was born in Central Victoria in 1965 and has been a keen artist for as long as he can remember.  He chose art classes over maths and science at high school and went on to study fine art at university. In 1985, after university, Paul was self-employed as a gardener and did voluntary work at the Bendigo Art Gallery.

In 1991 Paul was employed at the Bendigo art gallery as a gallery attendant and worked for a further eight years in this position.  He could tell you many stories from his time spent here.  At the end of 1998 Paul resigned from his position and went on to pursue his own artistic flare.  He also did some free lance exhibition hanging at various places.

In 1999, less than a year after leaving the gallery, Paul won first prize at the International Biennale Exhibition of Contemporary Art, which was held in Florence, Italy. The first prize was awarded to Paul for “Glenice” (a portrait of his mother), in the category “Works on Paper”. Paul also exhibited a portrait of his father, Bill, in this exhibition.

In June 2000 Paul went on to have his first solo exhibition with more than 400 people attending the opening night.  It was a very successful exhibition and many of his works sold on the opening night.

In 2001 Paul was approached by John Gascoigne, a local journalist, to see if he would like to be included in a book called “Nuggets, Golden and Human” which John was in the process of writing.  Paul accepted the offer and has become a local icon to those who know him.

In 2002, Paul was invited to participate in “Australia the Awakening” art exhibition at the Australian High Commission in London, England.  This was also a great experience and another stepping stone in Paul’s career.

In 2005, Paul had his second solo exhibition with more than 500 people attending the opening night. Tommy Hafey, a well known football hero opened the event. Making the exhibition a very memorable occasion.