I really like to draw. I paint, too, though I'm not as fond of it (or as good at it). I also teach art, sell art supplies, pretend to blog, and other stuff.

I've been a correspondent for Urban Sketchers since (almost) the beginning, first from Bozeman, Montana, then from San Antonio, Texas (my hometown) and now from Denver, Colorado.

I received an MFA in painting from Montana State University in 2008 because I'd been there long enough and they acquiesced to my demand of a degree in exchange for my paying tuition and learning and stuff.

I am happily married in Denver to the extraordinary and rather intimidating Linda Permann. We have a dog, Freddie, who is not intimidating, but he does smell funny.

I have contributed artwork to these books:

The Art of Urban Sketching by Gabi Campanario

Capitol Knits by Tanis Gray

Other Peoples' Love Letters by Bill Shapiro


  1. Hi:
    My name is Frank Lawrence, I am 66 years old.
    I have always wanted to draw, I would like to start drawing.
    Would you be able to steer me in the right direction regarding how to start drawing.

    Thank You in advance for helping

    1. You can learn from Craftsy at the comfort of your home. I am Paul's student in Craftsy and he is teaching good, he has three classes there or you may choose other instructors too.........