Paul Treasure was born in 1961 in Gloucestershire and studied at Cheltenham College of Art. He then moved to London where he worked as a professional artist, painting to commission for clients worldwide. His painting then took him on a journey travelling through Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Central America. Following this he was commissioned to be expedition artist on the first ever crossing of the Taklamakan Desert in North West China for 3 months. He now works mainly from his studio in Hampshire and exhibits regularly around the country, whilst still travelling abroad regularly to paint. His most recent paintings are inspired by the rivers of the Test Valley.