Paul Hedley was born in Chatham, Kent and spent his childhood there. He later attended Medway College of Art from 1966 to 1968 and then Maidstone College of Art from 1968 to 1971 where was awarded the Diploma in Art and Design. Paul has been a full time painter since 1976 and is married to the artist Dianne Flynn.
His work has been exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists, the New English Art Club, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the South West Academy of Arts in Bristol and many commercial galleries both in England and overseas.
2001 First prize at the Southwest Academy of Arts
1976 Prizewinner in the Camden Painting Competition
1971 David Murray Landscape Scholarship
1967 Winner in the Camden Painting Competition