After receiving a gold medal from the National Scholastic Art Awards in 1975, Paul attended Boston University School of Fine Arts. Contrary to the trends of that time, Boston University provided an educational foundation that emphasized the fundamentals of classical art training: anatomy and form, color, composition and draftsmanship. His professors included Joseph Ablow, David Aronson, Reed Kay, Morton Sacks and John Wilson. Paul received his BFA degree in painting in 1979.
In the 1980s and ‘90s Paul created artwork for publication. His work won several awards and has appeared and been published worldwide. Former clients include: Digital Equipment Corporation, Cigna, Fidelity Investments, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lucent Technologies, Sunoco, TIME, U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Columbia Journalism Review, Cahners, Prentice Hall, Houghton Mifflin and Ziff-Davis.
In 1993, Paul was commissioned by the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum to create a portrait of Eliot Forbes, a museum trustee.
The Cape Museum of Fine Art in Dennis Massachusetts featured a solo exhibit of Paul’s figurative work December 2002-January 2003.
Winner of the Kahlil Gibran Award for Artistic Excellence, Fall Members Juried Show 2003, Copley Society of Art, Boston.
Awarded a one month residency at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown MA, by the Copley Society of Art, Boston, 2004.
Juror’s Choice Award, Copley Society of Art, Spring Member’s Show 2005
Solo show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis Massachusetts
January 2006 - February 2006: featuring paintings of Provincetown artists done during residency at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown Massachusetts.
First Place Award, Patron’s Choice Show Copley Society of Art, 2006
Featured on cover of American Art Collector Magazine, July 2007
“Maine Stay” article in American Art Collector, February 2009 and International Artist Magazine, April/May 2009
Featured in American Art Collector magazine June 2009 and June 2010.
Featured in O&S (Artists and Poets) Journal, Volume 2, Summer 200
Creative Convergence Shows at Addison Art Gallery and Cape Museum of Art, February 2010 and 2011.