A Few of Paul's Favorite Things
"...the arts were a place for Paul to excel socially and learn healthy competition..."
Along with the sibling candy warfare, Paul's youth included a colorful association with the arts. Being that he was home schooled from Kindergarten all through high-school graduation, the arts were a place for Paul to excel socially and learn healthy competition amongst strangers. In 1999, he placed in the top 25 in the nation for his piano playing in the NWC fine arts festival. And from 1995 through 1999, he took home blue ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair for his oil paintings. Currently he displays his paintings in the at the Wilcock Gallery in Excelsior, Minnesota.
"...he went to the local library and checked out every title that remotely related to the topic of acting."
Paul says that it was his mom who first got him intrigued with acting by having him perform in theatre at his church. From there the acting bug and the love the world of art grew. When he was sixteen, Paul recalls informing his mom that he wanted to be an actor. Thankfully she didn't try to dissuade him, but rather asked him how he planned on accomplishing his dream. Paul did what most kids that are home schooled do when presented with a problem which they don't have an answer to- he went to the local library and checked out every title that remotely related to the topic of acting. (To this day Paul still spends hours at the library when researching roles.)
"I hope that some of the work I do will reach out and touch people, maybe even help them as it is helping me."
Paul said, "I am not the only person to know sorrow and be touched by grief. I hope that some of the work I do as a performer will reach out and touch people on an emotional level, and maybe even help them as it is helping me." --If you've are in need of emotional or spiritual support, or just need someone to talk to Click HERE for a counseling center
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