Paul was born and grew up on the Isle of Man. He attended the IOM College before studying at the Chelsea School of Art in London.
Returning to the Island some years later, Paul continued to develop his own work and was a driving force behind more than fifty contemporary art exhibitions for the organisation Arts in Mann and instigated others for Manx National Heritage. He ran teaching projects in sculpture and screen printing at the Isle of Man College and contributed extensively to local exhibitions, winning numerous awards at the Singer & Friedlander events. He has exhibited in France, Belgium, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom and has works in the collections of Manx National Heritage, IOM Arts Council and in private collections in London and the Isle of Man. He has collaborated with a great many artists and designers in the creation of stamp issues for IOM Post Office.
"It is a joy to me that art can encompass the architectural and the handmade, the monumental and the intimate, and that this scope for expression accommodates the use of a potentially limitless range of material.”
This work attempts to capture the dichotomy of national identity, both positive and negative. In a literal sense the metaphor is clear: it is both preserving and restricting, reminiscent of Egyptian burial techniques. The work is held the IOM National Collection of Manx National Heritage.
Media: Mixed, galvanised steel and textile.
Dimensions: Approximately 1.9 x 0.75 metres