Paul was born in Wigan, Lancashire. He went on to study BA(Hons) Fine Art Painting at Falmouth School of Art followed by an MA in Fine Art Painting at Birmingham City University. His studio is based in Warwickshire where he works as a fine artist/painter and lecturer in Fine Art. His paintings have been exhibited widely, both in the UK and internationally. He is a regular exhibitor in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. He has been awarded a number of art prizes and his work is included in many private collections.