Article from a newspaper: "The style that Paul uses is (allmost photographic) realistic. His paintings are based on pictures, the artist strives to create a striking resemblance with the (in many cases famous) portraits. Of course, Paul Meijering is also commissioned and lets you capture any person, pet, car or what you find precious in a painting. " For over 34 years, Paul is already working with paint and brushes on cloths and other objects. At his 17th he went to the art academy at Enschede to refine his art. At the time (in 1980), the tendency to paint abstract and the art of the "old" artists was no longer generally respected or admired. After a few years of trying, it became time to become a self learning artist, to develop his own style in his own time. Paul left the art academy and went on working with his passion for painting. In his spare time, he naturally continued to paint and improve his technique and in his own words: "Every person is key to his own existence, his own existence and that is the source of my inspiration to express in a non-verbal way what I see. His paintings drew attention to various exhibits and he was often approached by businessmen such as hoteliers, office owners for large wall paintings and decorations. In 2000 Paul developed a technique that is unique in the world and begins to paint football figures and after one year he can open an exhibition at the KNVB (football federation) and at the Ajax stadium in Amsterdam where in both places around 15 Big paintings are being displayed. As a result, Paul traveled more often to the world such as Juventus, AS Roma, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal, etc. Thanks to his travels, he has been able to talk to many soccer players like Totti, Batistuta, Vieri, Del Pierro, Thuram, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Zidane, Figo and many others. The Dutch media obviously took this up and were published in many media such as the Volkskrant, Algemeen Dagblad or Panorama magazine. In addition, Paul appeared on TV at Breakfast TV, Man-bijt-hond and the meeting with Roberto Carlos was broadcast on Eurosport. In August 2003, Paul received a order from the KNVB to paint the best national coach of the century, namely Rinus Michels. In November of that year, he met Ruud van Nistelrooy in Manchester, in 2004 Paul went to Barcelona where Henk ten Cate (assistant of FC Barcelona coach) gave him the honor to meet him. A few days later, another miracle happens and he meets Mr. Football himself: Johan Cruijff, in front of his home, Meijering has a 15-minute hero time. In 2005 on the 4th of February, the release of two works auctioned for the Cliniclowns, thanks to a collaboration with FC-Emmen. On May 22, 2005, then the fresh champion of Spain, Fc-Barcelona, receives a work by Paul Meijering offered by the Barcelona fan club, the star of Ronaldinho's painting. Joan Laporta has put this painting in the FC-Barcelona museum. For a number of years, the category of sports has expanded considerably, with other sports such as motorsport, formula 1, golf, cycling, martial arts, etc. This makes Paul meet again people like The king of all motor races: Valentino Rossi. Paul's works have also been expanded with his own preferences as a film and music industry where various works are already on the wall by artists. In the spring of 2006, the doors of the long-awaited Pantani museum open in Cesenco Italy, where one of Paul's works on "magico" Marco is displayed. Do you see a work of me which you like, let us know and we will let you know if the original is still available. Otherwise you can go to our shops to buy an reproduction.