Testimonials. (Why people like Paul)


I attended the portrait in charcoal session as a total beginner. Paul was just so inspirational and supportive. Extremely talented, what a find! It was a wonderful way to spend a few hours.

Course attendee - 2022

Better than a photo.

My Mum received your portrait of Grandad today - She loved it!!! She says it's like he was in the room with her. It's so much better than a photo, it's coming off the paper somehow. It's just brilliant - we're over the moon with it!

Drawn portrait commission feedback - 2020

Accuracy and character

"I was absolutely blown away when I opened the parcel containing my portrait. It arrived on my 70th birthday and my family and I were so moved by its haunting accuracy and character. 

I retire this year after 40 years in the NHS and to receive such a wonderful personal tribute is very touching and special. 

I feel lucky to have been paired with such a talented artist, he has captured my essence in the painting and this is something my children will treasure for years to come. 

Thank you Paul, I look forward to meeting you."

Dr Michael Duggan - recipient of a portrait in oils from the "NHS Heroes" initiative.

Brilliantly done.

Fabulous course, step by step tutorial brilliantly done. Lovely group and brilliant tutor, really enjoyed the whole experience - thank you!

Course attendee - 2022

We loved it!

Many thanks for your portrait, I was really pleased with it. It went down really well - everyone loved it!

Portrait commission client - 2020


Paul makes everyone very welcome. He, and the other artists are generous, give each other advice, and I really enjoying attending these meetings.

Life drawing group member - 2017

Something to treasure.

Thank you so much for the painting - it is something to treasure! You've just delighted me with your work of art - I can't believe it's an oil painting!

Feedback from NHS Heroes portrait - 2020

There were tears.

It had been such a long time since he saw his beloved Dad's face. We have both cried today, I will truly never be able to thank you enough. Bless you x

Feedback on portrait commission reveal - 2020

Really good.

A really good introduction to portraits and charcoal. Nicely paced and well explained which really helped my understanding of how to build a portrait and tone.

Course attendee - 2022

Reluctant artists find the flow.

My team spent yesterday afternoon at MK Gallery being the guinea pigs for their new team building event. We're all particularly busy at the moment, so most of us weren't too enthusiastic about the suggestion of fitting in an afternoon of drawing. So how do you get a team of sceptical unenthusiastic lawyers to agree to go? You don't. You put it in their diaries and tell them it's no longer optional. So we went...AND IT WAS BRILLIANT!

Most of us rolled our eyes as the artist, Paul, tried to tell ten lawyers to put our phones away, let ourselves be creative, and that nothing outside mattered for the few hours we were there. Four hours later we realised we'd been so engrossed in our drawing and laughing and talking, that we'd taken our minds off the stresses of the outside world for a while. After the year we've all had it was exactly what we all needed!

Whilst I won't be giving up the day job (to be an artist) it was a fantastic afternoon which reignited our team spirit! I'd 100% recommend any local business to give it a go.

Feedback from Lawyer attending my "Reconnect" Corporate team-building event at MK Gallery May 2021

A great teacher.

Paul is a great teacher and coach - would recommend and be back for another course soon.

Course attendee - 2022

Really good evening.

Thank you so much Paul for a really good evening, our members loved it, I’m sure we will see you again soon!

Feedback from art group live portrait demo - 2022

The best we've ever had.

He was magic I thought. For me the best we've ever had!

Audience feedback from art group life drawing demo (using Zoom) - 2022

Drawing each other was great

In  a year where we've had very limited interaction with people, an event spending time together and drawing each other in person was a great idea. There is no doubt this event will be very popular with businesses in MK and beyond. I haven't laughed so much in ages, we loved it!

Feedback from Corporate team-building event at MK Gallery - 2021


Paul was very helpful and attentive to us newbies! Loved it and will go again.

Life drawing group member - 2016

Super demo!

It was a super demo, I shall enjoy it a second time with the recording, and I'm sure learn even more!

Audience feedback from art group life drawing demo (using Zoom) - 2022

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