...'But while the business of his art is selling (originals fetch upwards of £76,000), its heart is about giving. Though his work may err on the dark side, Paul is less a cynic, than a humanitarian. His career highlight so far was meeting Nelson Mandela, and helping to raise money, and awareness for HIV by donating an original, and prints to schools around South Africa. It was humbling and emotional - especially when a young girl he met died of the disease. ‘It felt so unfair that such a beautiful, innocent person’s life could end so prematurely’ he reflects.’ It really made me realise even more, just how lucky we all are to be living the life we live’.
So in art; as in life, the journey continues. Paul’s innovative approach to painting follows no rules; his creative route pursues no set path. All that remains is to immerse further in the fragility of existence, and dig deeper. Always deeper...'
Paul’s forthcoming Exhibition at St Pauls Gallery in Birmingham opens on 22nd October 2010 and due to public and media demand, it has now been extended to continue until December 2010.
St Pauls Gallery; 22nd October – End December
94-108 Northwood Street, Birmingham B3 1TH.
For further show information, please contact us.