Paul's childhood developed his taste for travel as his parents moved from Paul's birthplace while he was still a baby, to Morocco, Sicily, Malta, eventually settling for Paul's primary schooling in Florence, Italy. Paul's father was an obsessed painter who didn't always provide his family with food, but seldom ran out of paint. Paul later studied art in London & New York, but at sixteen he had already fled the nest to find himself drawing portraits of tourists in London's Piccadilly Circus. After a long and somewhat wild youth in Holland, India, Spain, France, England and both U.S. coasts, Paul finally admitted his calling and hasn't looked back since. He claims to have never suffered a creative block nor any diminution of fascination for a white canvas or lump of marble, Paul says: "The most important painting I have ever done is always the one I am about to do."