Paul has been painting and drawing on and off since his early twenties and has applied his natural aptitude and enthusiasm for the visual arts as a vehicle for personal enjoyment, and hopefully at the same time, produce work that others appreciate.​
 Over the past two years he has been a member of the Deep Lanes Art Group, and found it a valuable way to improve his skills and receive local feedback. Since retiring, and working with watercolour in earnest, he has added acrylics which he finds is a good match for his aspirations and skills. He owes much to the late James Ravilious, for his friendship, sadly missed, his inspiration, and wonderful photographs of north Devon (Paul's home), that has helped him appreciate and hopefully emulate the art of good composition.