Using recycled wafer board and plywood surplus for canvases has become a signature style of Paul’s. The wood grain provides texture to the painting’s background. Incorporating reject paint for his backgrounds helps to support Paul’s green ideals. He uses acrylics for his subjects. Paul also uses sepia ink, a medium that acts much like watercolor, for his magazine illustrations in 1859 magazine where he caricatures the faces of political and prominent people.
Exploring America, especially the west, is a recurring theme in Paul’s work. He is currently working on a show called Fruit of the Vine, focusing on the art of winemaking and the pleasure of wine tasting. Also showing is Bovine, a series devoted to the animal on which man has depended for centuries. Applauding the burgeoning movement of local, sustainable farming, Paul explores the age-old connection to the cow in milking, herding, and ranching.
Upcoming is a states trip in the spring and a commercial fishing expedition in the summer. Drawing upon these experiences, Paul’s next projects will be illustrating a children’s book and creating a series on fishing in Bristol Bay: boats, fishermen, ports, docks, and canneries.
Aside from his gallery work, Paul also paints commissioned portraits and murals. He has shown in galleries in Central Oregon and in Southwest Washington.