Paul Coventry-Brown was originally born in Liverpool, UK. After starting a year long pre-deploma course in art he quit and continued to teach himself to paint. For 17 years he worked in Japan before setting down in South West France four years ago. "I have always been more drawn to the old masters like Vermeer, Caravaggio and Velazquez as far as my painting style goes but I love art in all it's forms. The last year has seen some great opportunities for me with commissions from Winsor & Newton (UK), Blick Art Supplies (USA) and my work being bought by galleries in Las Vegas and Sacramento, plus a recent request to exhibit my work from a highly respected gallery in the UK, Tallantyre. Art is a never ending journey and although I like to think that I have improved immensely in the last four years I feel as though I am still a beginner with so much to learn." Tallantyre are pleased to add Paul's work to their collection for 2011.