My name is Paul Draper and I am 40 years of age. I was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. I first became interested in art when I was eight or nine years old. I attended Helen Wilson Public School and when I was in grade three or four, I was placed in a special education class where my teacher assisted me with developing my early artistic skills. Later on in junior high and high school, my ability became more pronounced.
I began experimenting with various utensils, such as: lead, pencils, chalk, pens, coloured pencils, various paints, coloured markers, and pastels. Several of my works have been placed on display at such places as: Visual Arts Brampton (Artway), The 2010 and 2011 Travelling Floral show through Visual Arts Brampton, CMHA's Par Clubhouse Art Show, Supportive Housing in Peel's Art show, Destination Cafe - Art Show, The Designer Commitee and Mad Pride Week.
I am very proud of my accomplishments and I have found art to be of great therapeutic significance for me.