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Welcome to Paul’s Art

Pastel Pencil artist specialising in Wildlife, Nature and Pet Portraits.
Creating and selling art from a Narrowboat.

The Creative Blog

I love writing about our journey and your comments gives me motivation and new ideas.

Featured on Cruising The Cut

“Holy moly this man knows how to draw!”

David from Cruising the Cut asked if I would like my artwork featured on a video to be released in November and the resulting order numbers were amazing. So nice of David from YouTube Channel Cruising The Cut to feature the work of artists and small businesses that operate from narrowboats. Some lovely comments on my artwork.



Watch Davis’s lovely review of my artwork on his YouTube channel…Cruising the Cut

Customer Reviews

It’s so lovely when a customer receives a commission or a print and leaves a review, its even nice when they send a pic and this is both from a recent commission. I loved working on this commission for Matthew and the subject is the adorable Doris. I was almost sad to finish this one, but happy to receive this lovely picture of Matthew, Doris and the finished artwork.

Narrowboat Living in Lockdown

Well here we are living on our Narrowboat in a Marina during lockdown. How’s it been? Actually not too bad, okay we can’t visit our friends on the Marina for a brew and a chat like we were hoping and we can’t invite family and friends over to join us on the boat for a day our or simply a catch up. Our parents haven’t even seen the boat yet. But we have made some amazing friends here at the Marina.

Every Sunday we sat out no matter how cld it is and chat to our neighbours, all socially distanced of course. It’s really nice to have that human interaction with our neighbours and it’s one of the great things about the boating community. We have had so many offers of help from people, we have had cake, scones, bread even lea left for us.

While in the Marina and not actually sailing it gives me time to edit our YouTube video’s and produce new pieces of art as well as catch up with my commission work.

We also have water and electricity hook up and maybe its good that we have had to spend this winter in a Marina. As David from Cruising the Cut says, going out on your boat cruising in winter can take the fun out of it.

I have also dabbled with watercolours and really loving this medium at last.

We are hoping to go cruising out on the cut as soon as its okay to do so and we have actually checked with the Canal and River Trust who have said we are okay to travel and get closer to Anthony’s work. Watch this space.

Thanks for reading


Living on a Narrowboat

If you didn’t know already we are now living on a 57′ Narrowboat called Morning Star. We are loving the lifestyle, although we can’t move anywhere for at least 6 weeks due to restriction on the network and Covid. Orders for my art have been flying in and I can’t tell you how special it feels to be producing art and selling art from the boat. People have been asking if I ship Worldwide and yes I do. I hope you are staying safe and well and thanks for stopping by.


After appearing on Kath and Annamarie’s channel Narrowboat Experience out subscriber count jumped a lot from 500 to nearly 1,000. If you haven’t seen our YouTube channel yet take a look here. A big thank you to Kath and Annamarie for being so nice and for giving us a shout out. We have had some lovely comments from viewers and lots of entries into our competition to win a signed limited edition print.

I have decided to sell my prints overseas and hope to have the shipping costs worked out and on the website very soon.

We popped down to our boatbuilder on Saturday and it was lovely to see Kev, Sue, Rob and Ryan. They have been so busy this past year or so, but alway make us feel so welcome. Anthony baked them a cake after a long shift at work. Its been months since we saw the team, due to lockdown restrictions. But so nice to catch up and of course see our amazing boat taking shape.

If you would like to check out Kath & Annamaries channel click on this link. The Narrowboat Experience


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