Paul is a Cork born Painter and Printmaker. He undertook his undergraduate studies at St.Martins College, London, in 2000 and graduated with a BA in Graphic design; majoring in illustration and printmaking. He has since gained extensive work experience in various art industries from 2000 to 2012, including: picture framing, art materials manufacturing and retail. Since 2013, he has been working as an art teacher teaching painting to various community groups and art institutions in Cork. Paul is a member of Cork Printmakers and Sample Studio were he currently holds his studio.
Paul uses various painting and printmaking techniques in his practice. Inspired by his immediate surroundings, man-made’ vs nature, and memory’s relationship to a sense of place are predominant themes in his work. Depicting how colour, light and shadow play an important role in sensory memory is also a key focus. Paul uses seemingly unremarkable subjects, such as everyday urban buildings, rooftops and domestic living spaces, to visually explore the conflicts between forces of nature and socio economic modernisation.