Hello and welcome to my website.

I am a professional artist living and working in the south-east of England with my wife and children.  I currently work predominantly with pastel and specialise in highly realistic portraits of wildlife and pets.  My work is characterised by its bold use of colour and attention to detail although I don’t really classify it as realism: it is simply my interpretation of what I see.

Drawing what I saw around me, or inspired by something I had read, or channelling my imagination has made committing pencil to paper second nature throughout my whole life, but my route to creating portraits for a living is a long and convoluted one.  After teaching people how to use computers for nearly 20 years I finally left the rat-race and decided to pursue my creative passion. 

You can view a gallery of works here, make an enquiry here or make a purchase here.  Thanks for visiting.



Paul Hinks

July 2020




Shortlisted – Jackson’s Pastel Portrait Competition – November 2017

Finalist – DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2018 – May 2018

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

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


Fresh Paint – Artists and Illustrators Magazine – April 2018

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

Featured Artist – Made in Kent Magazine – Autumn 2018

Featured Artist – Colored Pencil Magazine – November 2018