Paul was born in Penrith, Cumbria in 1959. He studied Fine Art at Carlisle College of Art. After graduating Paul moved to London he began a successful career as a freelance illustrator, working for many leading publications such as the Sunday Times and Radio Times. He also continued painting in oils and acrylics, developing his strong style, inspired by the streets of London.
Paul spent a number of years on illustrations then decided to concentrate on full time painting. Returning full time to painting, Paul Robinson soon developed his distinct style, inspired by an endless fascination with his London subjects and architecture. However, in 1999 Paul Robinson left London to live in East Anglia.
Paul regularly “commutes” to London to get new reference material. His art work continues to look at the hustle and bustle of the City and the lost figures amongst the City crowds capturing a passing moment in time. The subjects unaware they have just inspired a piece of art.