Paul Price was born June 1, 1956, the son of a diplomat, in Washington, D.C. Paul studied at Hichschule fur Darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria, and the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. He received his MD degree from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1980.
Price has studied under noted artists Anthony and Jane Law. Although known primarily as an oil painter, Price works increasingly in watercolour and has produced a number of limited edition intaglio prints.
Well-schooled in the Canadian expressionist landscape tradition, Price captures the essence of sea, land and sky with confident colour and a prudent eye for definitive rhythms in nature. A prolific painter, he also prefers to work on location, receiving as much information as possible directly from nature, traveling extensively throughout the Maritimes as well as the more extreme northern regions of Canada, including the Queen Charlotte Islands, northern Newfoundland and Labrador, and Baffin Island.
Price's parallel careers of visual art and visual medicine (he works as an opthalmologist at St. Martha's Hosptial in Antigonish, Nova Scotia) have never been far apart. He exhibited his work during both his medical school internship and residency and has continued to exhibit in Halifax, Vancouver, and Calgary in solo and group shows ever since.