From a young age I've always been captivated by animals. Having pets at home has always been a big part of my life while growing up and as an adult. I was drawing for as long as I can remember, quite often it was animals most notably Snoopy. I studied visual arts briefly at York University, and when I left and decided to be a self taught artist I decided to combine my love of art and animals, I painted a dog. The paintings kept going, that first painting was in the late 1980's!
I live and work in Toronto with my partner in a cozy town house, with a busy little studio space, still painting dogs (and sometimes cats too).
Paul has exhibited in Toronto, New York, Maine, Florida, and California. He began taking on commissions in 2002 from collectors across North America and Internationally. His works can be found in private collections across the US, Canada, Bermuda, Germany, and England. His clients include Ann Rohmer, Anne Wroczkowski, and Chef Art Smith (former personal chef for Oprah Winfrey). My work has been featured in House and Home, Style at Home, Boston Herald, Animal Fair, Toronto Star, and he has appeared on tv on the Pet Network and CP 24 live.
A portion of all commission sales are donated to charity:
Animal Justice who lead the legal fight for animal protection in Canada
Project Jessie (Animal Alliance of Canada)
Reach for the Rainbow (integrated summer camp for children with disabilities)
New York City animals shelters (NY Pet Fashion Week art auction)
K9 Rescue Me Walk-a-Thon (breed specific rescues in Toronto)