Paul Lewin was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1973. He moved to the U.S. with his family in 1977 and spent most of his younger years growing up in Miami FL. In 2004 he moved to Oakland, CA. Art has been a part of Paul's life from as far back as he can remember. His father was his first artistic influence. From a very young age he would assist him in various creative projects. His father was a great storyteller. He loved listening to his stories of the old country in Jamaica while they worked. He also taught Paul a lot about ancient societies, science, and history. His childhood home was filled with paintings, sculptures, and artifacts of many different cultures from around the world. These works, along with his love of sci-fi and fantasy art, inspired a lot of his early creativity. Paul's work today is inspired by Afrofuturism, Caribbean/African folklore, nature, and sci-fi. "My favorite part of the work that I do is storytelling. Each piece has it’s own story to tell and for different viewers the story might change."