" Whether it be a cloud, a tree or a rhinoceros, light and shade pass over each in the same way. By emphasising the movement of light and shadow over objects I try to give a sense of mystery to my images. "
Painter, born in 1947.
Taught drawing and painting, University of Stellenbosch, Dept. of Creative Arts.
Born in Glasgow, and raised in South Africa, Paul specializes in drawings of animals and plants. His first foray into portraits led him to draw the daughter of the owner of the Balatro Gallery. His second, led him to win the BP National Portrait Award, London in 2007.
Paul has exhibited all over the world including the South African National Gallery, British Museum and Northwestern University, Chicago. His prizes include Silver Award for Works on Paper, British Interior Design Association, Singer and Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolor Competition winner 2002 and UWE Drawing prize, RWA Autumn Exhibition 2008.
Collections: British Museum; South African National Gallery; Johannesburg Art Gallery; University of the Witwatersrand; University of Stellenbosch; University of the Orange Free State; William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley; Sasol Collection; Sanlam Collection; Northwestern University, Chicago.
Prizes: Silver Award for Works on Paper, British Interior Design Association, Art London 2005; UWE Drawing Prize, RWA Autumn Exhibition 2004; 3rd Prize, Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2003; 1st Prize, Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2002; 3rd Prize, Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2001; Commended, RWA 1st Painting Open 2001; Bovis-Architects Journal; Special Award, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2000; Merit Award, Standard Bank National Drawing Competition 1987.