Paul is a portrait artist (primarily) living in Escondido, CA with his wife and three children. He grew up skateboarding and drawing in a small town in Wisconsin before moving to San Diego for sunnier skies and maybe a job at a skate shop. His drawing took a backseat for nearly 20 years as he pursued a career in skateboarding that ultimately led him to the Marketing Director position at TransWorld SKATEboarding Magazine. Inspired by the talents of his new coworkers and friends, he decided to start a ballpoint pen sketch of his friend Wes Kremer. At age 39 after 20 years of not creating a single art piece, Paul rediscovered his talent and love of drawing. Paul's preferred medium is ballpoint pen on paper, but has also recently started working with charcoal and chalk. The works represented here are all from the last 5 years.