Born 1959 – Cape Town, South Africa
Under the guidance and teachings of his father, Gordon Munro, Paul started painting and drawing from childhood. Paul’s love for nature was profoundly evident in these early works, depicting South African landscape and wildlife. Whilst he was a schoolboy, his paintings were displayed and sold by art galleries in Cape Town.
1977 -1981: he served in the SA police Force. During these stormy political years, he was stationed in Johannesburg and Cape Town and studied Commercial Art by correspondence.
1981 – 1983: he started painting fulltime. He was now equipped with a hatchback, two-man tent and art material as wandered through South Africa.
Paul spends periods completely isolated from civilization, comparing the rhythmic forms of local landscapes and has developed a close emotional accord with nature and the skill needed to express these emotions. In his own words “if you want to paint a mountain you first have to climb it”. This adherence to factual truthfulness is a fruit Paul has treasured throughout his career.
Public collection and commissions include Cape Town and East London, parliamentary members and various Ambassadorial Embassies, SA Police Reaction Headquarters, Cape Town.
Paul is now residing in East London where he is prolifically painting landscapes, seascapes and figures.