Paul began his carrier in 1985 using traditional tools-pencil, paint and brushes. Back in the day artwork was well planned, took time, and changes meant starting over. Then came computers. Artwork changed, but Paul didn’t want his art to look like it was done on computer. So using new digital tools, Paul revisited his heroes – Illustrators like N. C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, Philip Goodwin and explored how to capture their straight-forward approach in pixels. Always inspired by nature, Paul created travel posters in and around his neighborhood. He took his prints to the Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood and Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge. The gift shops took a few prints to test the market. Soon they were ordering and reordering. The Print where popular and soon Paul was working on llustrations of destinations all over the Northwest. This lead to Paul doing work for the National Parks.
Currently Paul and his wife Leslie live on a high desert Ranch outside the small central Oregon town of Madras. The ranch sits on rolling hills covered with Juniper and sage. In the distance are the snow – covered Cascade mountains. Dogs, horses, cows and farm chores are part of everyday. When work is done, or inspiration needed, Leslie and Paul saddle their horses and head out in the back country. Paul’s current art often features people enjoying nature while hiking, surfing, camping, and kayaking.
Paul’s life-long passion for history shows up in many historically themed images and commissions. Boeing Museum of Flight, Gettysburg Museum and The Nation Parks have all hired Paul to create Historic Illustrations and murals. Paul ‘s goal is to take the viewer back to another place and time. To do this he starts by soaking up images from photos, books and Museum, Exhibits. He’s even gone so far as to use models in authentic costumes and uniforms.
Paul’s remarkable talents speak in many styles. His artwork has been used to illustrate posters, magazine and children’s books, software, and in advertisements, logos, murals, and for corporate marketing. After 35 years working for a wide variety of clients, there’s isn’t much Paul hasn’t seen and done. Paul takes a professional approach to commissioned work. Whether creating a corporate logo, addvertizing cartoon, or a mural, he knows that a client wants artwork that meets or, better yet, exceeds expectations. And the work needs to arrive on time and within budget. No one wants to be surprised by extra charges for minor changes. So, please feel free contact Paul about your project. You’ll enjoy the conversation and the experience of working with a mature professional artist who knows how to put his clients’ needs first.