Born a passionate maker with a talent for drawing. Surrounded by a family of Engineers, Master Carpenters and dressmakers, skills which have been passed on with relish. His teenage years were spent building replicas of props he had seen on film and TV which included a particular fondness for old age makeup and the prosthetics from the TV series ‘Planet of Apes’ This resulted in regular apprentices in the local paper and first appearances in film making magazines.
With no formal training, He went straight from school to work for a short period as a trainee sign writer using traditional techniques, still paint brush and paint back then. On to three years with John Lewis visual merchandising for Central London and Windsor. Followed by 6 joyful years working in some of the counties best Theatres including Theatre Royal Windsor and The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Royal Opera House among others. His first venture into film was with ‘Company Of Wolves’ for Neil Jordan under production designer Anton Furst, whilst also working with DBP models at Shepperton on architectural models for film, TV and adverts and Large exhibition pieces.
Paul went on to spend the rest of his career working freelance on a string of creative projects in film and television. In more recent years he has added Lecturer, tutor and Event co-ordinator to his portfolio, teaching regular art classes for groups and individuals, giving talks and classes at schools and universities whist still working on tv shows and theatre projects including 'My Family', 'Shameless', 'Lettice and Loveage' and 'Born and Bread'.
His passion for performance has been channeled in to his events including his sell out annual special effects 'Ghost Walks' and Santas Grotto.
He currently lives in Berkshire with his wife Suzanne and Son Ollie nearby. Teaching art, running events, lecturing and still very much enjoying sharing the prop and model making techniques that he has spent his life perfecting.
if you would like to commission Paul for some prop or model work, are interested in art classes or want him to speak at your event or school email or call using the details above (top right of this page) or to learn more about what Paul can offer check out the menu with links to more specific information.