Welcome to the website of Paul Hinks.

Paul is a prize-winning, professional fine artist who specialises in highly detailed paintings of pets and wildlife.  Entirely self-taught and possessing a deep connection to the natural world, he uses the medium of pastel primarily to create realistic, vivid portrayals of the animal kingdom. He demonstrated artistic talent from an early age, but it was only in late 2017 after working for more than 20 years as an IT instructor, that he quit the rat-race and decided to pursue his creative passion.

He currently lives and works in the south-east of England with his wife and children.  

You can view a gallery of his work here, make an enquiry about a commission here or make a purchase here.  Thank you for visiting.

Awards & Recognition

2019 – Shortlisted – Artists and Illustrators Magazine Artist of the Year

2018 – Winner – Pastel Category – Jackson’s Art Amateur Art Prize

2018 – Finalist – Sketch for Survival

2018 – Finalist – DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 

2017 – Shortlisted – Jackson’s Art Pastel Portrait Competition


2018 – Featured Artist – Colored Pencil Magazine

2018 – Featured Artist – Made in Kent Magazine

2018 – Cover Artist – What’s on Guide Medway & Gravesend

2018 – Fresh Paint – Artists and Illustrators Magazine

Methods & Materials


t: +44 (0)7754 331402
Gravesend, Kent DA12

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