I am a freelance illustrator best known for producing key art and imagery for film, entertainment and advertising. Born in Manchester, his formal education ended in 1997 with a BA in illustration and Animation from MMU. Since then Paul has gone on to create illustrative art used by studios such as CBS, Disney, El Rey, Fox, ITV, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Netflix, Universal, Warner Bros.; Created collectors edition art for the BluRay covers of Shout Factory, Arrow Video, MGM; cover art for Empire Magazine, worked on official Key Art art for Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ready Player One, Thunderbirds Season 3; co-creator of the licensing art for Star Trek Discovery and latest album artwork for Muse.
Inspired from a young age by the one sheets in the cinema lobby and the posters on my bedroom wall, I fell in love with the craft and beauty of the illustrated film poster. Since the mid-to-late 90's I have been devoted to creating art that embodies that very aesthetic, on a self proclaimed mission to bring the beloved 'old school' illustrated movie posters I grew up with back to the cinema... and beyond
While remaining constant to my 'retro' vision, the artwork I create has a modern appeal which is beneficial to my growing client base. Embracing digital painting with a traditional art background is just one example of my ability to utilise the latest tools and delivery methods while staying true to the traditional style I hold so close to my heart.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have had my work appreciated and praised by some fine members of the film industry, including J.J. Abrams, Frank Darabont, Bob Gale, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Duncan Jones, Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski's.
I am honoured to have been publicly recognised for my work and awarded a prestigious Key Art Award in 2014 and an LCS Award for excellence in Illustration in 2015. In 2017 I became an honorary member of the 501st and UK Garrison in recognition of my contribution to Star Wars through my art.
Original art and prints of my work have been displayed in galleries in around the world. Prints are available to purchase direct from the PS STUDIO online shop