Paul Roehl was raised in California, primarily in the South Bay Area. He received an MA in painting and an MFA in pictorial arts from San Jose State University. He has taught college level painting, printmaking and drawing as well as art history and art appreciation for over twenty years. His work has been shown at the San Jose Art Museum, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Monterey Museum of Art and the Berkeley Art Center.
He has given workshops and lectures for the Yuma Art Symposium, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, and the Art Forum of Santa Cruz County. He has also served as juror for the Sausalito Art Fair and the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County. Paul also does workshops in printmaking and painting at his studio in Santa Cruz, CA.
Though his primary interest is in contemporary non-objective or abstract imagery, he enjoys sketching plein-air and accurately recreating the techniques and style of late 19th and early 20th century landscape painters. He also turns to earlier Barbizon school painters for inspiration as well as American tonalist painters such as George Innes and William Keith. He finds the visual poetry of these artists' subtle, fresh and inspiring.