After 5 years of study, Paolo graduated from Art College in 1984, and began work as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer for various agencies.

As a designer, he was a member of the Chartered Society of Designers and was awarded a commendation from the Institute of Packaging for one of his designs.

He has worked on many design projects for advertising agencies. Among the clients were:- Amoco, Christian Aid, Royal Sun Alliance and Cambridge University Press

To fulfill his passion for painting, Paolo became a freelance
Illustrator and Fine Artist.He produced illustrations for educational books and supplied Galleries with his oil paintings.

His weekly work schedule would vary from working on a commercial illustration, painting a commissioned portrait or painting landscapes for an Art Dealer.

Paolo has exhibited his work at:
Gagliardi Design and Contemporary Art, Kings Road, London;
The Mint Gallery and Landgate Gallery, Rye. (solo exhibitions);
The Elliott Gallery, Devon; The Edward Ash Gallery, Orpington, Kent;
The Society of Miniature Painters, Westminster, London;
Sutton and Bromley Libraries (solo exhibitions).