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 primarily uses the medium of pastel to create realistic, soulful portrayals of the animal kingdom. He demonstrated artistic talent from an early age, but it was only in late 2017 after working for nearly 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.


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