A Veteran Submariner of the Vietnam War (1970) and an Imagery Analyst during the Iraqi War and Enduring Freedom, Paul retired at Buckley Air Force Base in 2006 after serving 26 years in the US Navy & US Naval Air Reserves. Paul's last 2 years of active duty began one week after 9-11.
In the civilian world, Paul was a Cartographer at Space Imaging and made maps at Getty Oil Co. At 60 years old, Paul taught himself to draw pencil portraits during his off time while working for Aurora Public Schools in transportation. In 2015, he drew 19 pencil portraits to honor the accomplishments and to help perpetuate the history of the "Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen" of World War II of Colorado.
360 Pencil Portraits later Paul was fortunate to meet Lt. Col. John W Mosley in 2015 ( One of the original Tuskegee Airmen of Colorado) and through his son Captain Eric Mosley (United Airline Pilot), was able to connect with the President (Col. Bell) of the local Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Chapter. Paul donated 6 Airmen pencil portraits and thereafter landed a contract to draw all 19 of the Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen (DOTA's) of Colorado from the Hubert L. "Hooks" Jones Chapter where the composite artwork (40 x 30 inch canvas) will be displayed at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum and two military museums in Colorado Springs. In addition Paul recently drew a composite pencil portrait of Edna Mosley (1st African American Council Woman in Aurora) and Lt. Col. John W. Mosley to be displayed at the new P-8 School located in Aurora, Colorado in September of 2015. Since then, Paul has met a number of the DOTA's at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs including the first original "TOP GUN" winner of 1949, Lt. Col. James Harvey III. In addition Paul was honored and felt privileged to meet 2nd Lt. Macon, Lt. Col Marion, Col. James E. Randall and Aviation Cadet Randy Edwards as well as the family and chapter members.
Most recently, Paul has donated a large 30 by 40 canvas print of his Tuskegee Airmen Pencil Portrait composite in support of the Resolution signing of the Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day March 23rd, 2017 and can be seen during your tour in the halls of government at the State Capitol of Denver Colorado as shown with State Senator Angela Williams. Please note TA Gallery above (2nd middle button).
Paul is a member of the Tuskegee Airmen Chapter in Aurora, Colorado at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum and serves as their resident Artist. Paul recently worked as a Cast member at Walt Disney World and retired in July 2018 to return to his family in Colorado to join wife Kathy and two daughters Ashley & Cayla.