Paul’s style is expressive, energetic and full of colour. His paintings capture the feeling and emotion of a place, whilst depicting the interplay between light, land, water and sky. His dramatic interpretations of the English landscape show his response to the ever-changing seasons, weather and light; and his bold use of palette knife, brush strokes and mixed media result in distinctive mark-making which culminates in vigorous, textured landscapes.
He was born in 1961 in Gloucestershire and studied at Cheltenham College of Art, following which he spent two years working for a fine art auctioneer. He then moved to London working from a studio in Holborn and started taking commissions for public works of art, as well as for private clients, and became an established artist working worldwide.
In 1991 he took a year’s sabbatical to paint whilst travelling the world, this journey took him through Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Central America. On his return he moved to Hampshire where he had several solo shows exhibiting these works. Following this, in 1993, he was commissioned to be expedition artist on the first ever crossing of the Taklamakan Desert in North West China for three months, after which he exhibited these works at various shows, including at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
He continues to exhibit around the country, whilst still travelling abroad regularly to find inspiration for his paintings. His most recent work is inspired by the landscapes and coastal areas of England.
Major Collections and Past Commissions
Adlon Hotel – Berlin
Brocket Hall – Hertfordshire
Chancery Court Hotel – London
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – London
Four Seasons Hotel – Riyadh
Garrards Jewellers – London, Tokyo, Hong Kong
Hilton International Hotels – worldwide
Kamp Hotel – Helsinki
Le Meridian Hotel – Budapest Park
Plaza Hotel – London
Renaissance Hotel – London
Renaissance, Crystal Serenity, Star and Olsen Cruise Ships
Royal Garden Hotel – London
Sheraton Grand Hotel – Addis Ababa, Edinburgh
Sherlock Holmes Hotel – London
Shiran Palace – Istanbul
The Knightsbridge Development – London
Turnberry Hotel – Ayrshire
With tremendous fluidity of palette knife and brush, Treasure captures shadow and light with impressions of people blurred in motion, transitory moments in time, a city alive with movement and atmosphere.