A lifelong artist, Fr. Paul formally studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts. Subsequently, he spent a year-and-a-half studying at Holy Trinity Theological Seminary in Jordanville, NY. During that time, he simultaneously worked under the tutelage of master iconographer Hieromonk Andrei (Erastov) and began fulfilling monastery orders almost immediately.
Since then, Fr. Paul has fulfilled many commissions for both churches and individuals, and his work can be seen coast to coast. He is also the illustrator of the children's book St. Seraphim’s Beatitudes, authored by Priest Daniel Marshall. Fr. Paul serves at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. He spoke with Ancient Faith Radio in this interview, published May 4, 2020.