Paul has always had a great affinity for all things Japanese for as long as he could remember. However it wasn’t until a trip to the National Arboretum in Washington D.C. did he truly find his passion. Ever since that day, Paul has strived to gain as much information about these trees, and the proper way to develop them.
Upon his return to Florida he located the Central Florida Bonsai Club and has been a member ever since. Serving as Recording Secretary (2001 – 2003), and as Club President (2004 -2006) Paul remains an active member and supporter of the club that gave him so much.
In 2002, Paul started a small website to provide case studies of his trees for others to learn from. Paul knew that he had to swallow his pride to truly achieve what he wanted to do through this media. People need to see failures and mistakes in this art form. It is easy to get discouraged when a tree dies and people needed to see that it’s okay.
Paul has been fortunate enough to travel to Asia and Europe. In 2005, Paul attended Kokufu Ten in Ueno Park Japan. While there he visited the private collections of Kobiyoshi, Kimura, Kato, and many others.
In 2008, Paul had been nominated as Chairman of the BSF/Epcot Committee for the annual Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. He had been on the committee for 6 years, and taking over as chairman was a special achievement for him.
Paul specializes in Bald Cypress, Ficus, and Bonsai Photography.
Available to travel within 120 miles of Orlando. No fees for program, however must cover travel expenses.