Hello there and welcome to my page. My name is Paul and I'm a self taught artist from Birmingham in the West Midlands who paints pet and human portraits. I have painted portraits for some years now and love painting dogs. I also like to paint a bit of surrealism and subjects from the macro world. Some of my work is more simple than others, more painterly I guess you would call it. Some of them are closer to photo realism, I enjoy both styles of painting. I really like the chiaroscuro style, of subjects in the darkness with strong contrast and light. I've done a few paintings in this style and plan to do more. I use acrylics and fast drying oils on canvas. Thank you for looking at my page.