“Paul’s  paintings transport you into another dimension of reality, where “stopping to smell the roses” isn’t just a suggestion but a requirement for engaging with the work. Your eyes scan over the imagery being forced in and out of focus, leaving no chance that you will mistake the most important subject matter on view.  For example, the petals often have curves and turns that are other worldly, bending in every direction more gracefully than a ballerina. And while we have all seen and marveled at beautiful flowers, it’s the permanence of Paul’s flowers that really speaks to me. They are akin to delicate porcelain sculptures in the way that they won’t wilt, fade, or lose petals in the coming days.” — Julie Weaver, artist & writer