Paul Horton wanted to be an artist for as long as he can recall, thanks mainly to his art teacher who made art such an enjoyable subject. Paul Horton studied drawing and painting at Bournville School of Art, after which he set out on a career within the printing industry. In 1997 Paul Horton turned professional, concentrating full time on art.

Paul Horton's paintings emerge from a world of imagination with a unique and inspired view of the world; whether reflecting everyday life or featuring a wonderful assortment of quirky colourful characters. Paul Horton's work is often humorous and rich in pathos and symbolism - a world that is both poignant and optimistic. Paul likes to think of his art as opening the door for people to enter his world of imagination and make of it what they will. Paul Horton has been decribed as a modern day Lowry and is recognised as one of the leading contemporary pastel artist.