Paul studied fine arts at Claremont College 1987. In 1989 became a student of the University of Hobart studying painting photography and sculpture.
He was a local artist winner of 2003 and 2006 annual Thirroul Seaside Festival.
1st Prize 2005 Kiama Art Prize.
2nd in the Rural Landscape section at The Royal Easter Show 2007
2nd Prize Thirroul Seaside Arts Festival 2013
1st prize “ Postcodes from the Edge “ exhibition at Wollongong Art Gallery 2014