raised in California, primarily in the South Bay Area. He received an MA
in painting and an MFA in pictorial arts from San Jose State University.
He has taught college level painting, printmaking and drawing, as well
as art history and art appreciation, for over twenty years. His work has
been shown at the San Jose Art Museum, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and
History, Monterey Museum of Art and the Berkeley Art Center.
He has given workshops
and lectures for the Yuma Art Symposium, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa
Cruz Museum of Art and History, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, and the Art
Forum of Santa Cruz County. He has also served as juror for the
Sausalito Art Fair and the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County. Paul
also does workshops in printmaking and painting at his studio in Santa
Though his primary
interest is in contemporary non-objective or abstract imagery, he enjoys
sketching plein-air and accurately recreating the techniques and style
of late 19th and early 20th century landscape
painters. He also turns to earlier Barbizon school painters for
inspiration as well as American tonalist painters such as George Innes
and William Keith. He finds the visual poetry of these artists’ subtle,
fresh and inspiring.