Born in 1961 in Gloucestershire, Paul Treasure studied at Cheltenham College of Art prior to moving to London to pursue his art career. He worked from his studio in Holborn, working for public sectors and private clients, onboarding a variety of commissions.
Taking inspiration from a year’s travelling around the world in 1991, Treasure was inspired by a variety of countries, including Africa, India and Central America. Once Treasure returned, he was invited to exhibit his work that he had produced during his travels in a variety of solo shows.
After a successful journey, in 1993 he was invited and commissioned to be expedition artist for the first ever crossing of the Taklamakan Desert in North West China. This lasted three months; upon returning he exhibited his paintings throughout the country, including at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
Notably, Treasure takes inspiration from the landscapes and seascapes of England. Located in Hampshire, his fluid, vibrant and textural interpretations of England’s land continues to illustrate his inspiration. Treasure’s works are situated throughout the world, and commissions include the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh, Shiran Palace in Istanbul and Le Meridian Hotel in Budapest.