Paul John Elliott
Born in Toronto in 1961. I studied fine arts from 1985 to 1988 at The Art Centre – the visual arts program at Toronto’s Central Tech School.
From 1987 – 89 I painted murals including working on Canada’s largest mural for Calgary’s Eaton Center as well as for private installations, which included an exterior piece for CBC’s building on Parliament in Toronto.
From 1989 until 2002 I worked as an animation series designer, layout supervisor and overseas animation supervisor on TV series such as King of The Hill, Flash Gordon and Anatole, as well as Inuk and The Boy.
In 2002 – 03, while transitioning away from film animation and into manual therapy, I took a year off in which to explore oil painting techniques.
August 2015 saw the end of a 12-year hiatus from any artistic endeavors and began the series that you see today. With the exception of the male and female nude studies, the entirety of this work was created between August of 2015 and February 9, 2017.
Since January 2018 I have balanced my time equally between my therapeutic work and working in my studio.