Paul Lewin was born in Manchester in 1967. He studied at Stockport College and went on to complete a BA (hons) degree in Fine Art at Bristol Polytechnic in 1989. He has since lived and worked in the South West of Britain, and is now based in West Penwith. As a fluent en plein air painter, his work has developed in response to the characteristic coastal fringes of the peninsular. He was resident Artist on Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island) in October 1999 and June 2000. His paintings can be found in collections throughout the UK, Germany, Mexico, USA, Australia and the Far East. One recent commission includes six works for Cunard to be hung in their new cruise liner Queen Mary II, launched in 2004. Paul has taught a number of School groups on their field trips to the West Country, and he continues to exhibit throughout the Southwest, London and the UK.