Paul G. Oxborough was born in Minnesota in 1965. He began his studies at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design before entering a four-year apprenticeship at the Atelier Lesueur. He has since amassed numerous accolades and received international acclaim for his one-man exhibitions in both New York and London. To his ongoing list of impressive credentials is his inclusion in the BP Award Exhibition on three separate occasions in 2005, 2007 and 2009. This is a rare honor for non-UK artists, however each year one of his extraordinary portraits (including that of great American contemporary artist, Chuck Close) has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, The Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens in Sunderland and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. He was also selected for the inaugural Outwin Boochever Exhibition in 2006, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Other impressive achievements have been winning “Best in Show” from the International Art Renewal Center Competition, as well as being awarded “Grand Prize” from the American Society of Portrait Artists.