Paul Holmes was born in a rural part of Co. Antrim and still lives there close to Antrim Town.
Abandoning a successful career in Management, he soon began to develop his talent for painting and photography and is now a full-time professional Artist.
Specialising in watercolours, Paul draws his inspiration from the diverse images of the Irish countryside, both north and south and, having the ability to recognise quickly the making of a good picture, his sketch pad and camera are constant companions.
Knowing from experience the benefit of formal training, he is now involved in teaching others. His talent for communicating his skills, combined with good humour and ready wit, make his art classes attractive for a variety of students.
Paul's work is on display in a number of galleries across Ireland.