Paul Boultbee, born in Paris, Ontario in 1951, received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Western Ontario and left Canada in 1975 to take up a position at the College of the Bahamas. In January 1982 he arrived in Red Deer to take up a position as a librarian at Red Deer College. In July 1998, Paul assumed the responsibilities of Chairperson of Performing Arts.
In the spring of 2000 Paul decided to make a career change. In September 2000 he entered Red Deer College’s Visual Art program as a Bachelor of Fine Arts student. Prior to entering the program, Paul studied handmade papermaking in Alberta as well as handbuilt and raku pottery in British Columbia.
Paul graduated from the Visual Arts program in May 2003 with a Visual Art Diploma. He then pursued third year independent studies in Ceramics, Painting, and Sculpture as well as taking classes in Classics, Anthropology, and Archaeology.
Paul has had solo shows in Red Deer, Calgary, Edmonton, and Portland, OR. He has participated in group exhibitions in Alberta, Ontario, Connecticutt, and South Korea. Paul’s drawings, paintings, and ceramic pieces appear in private and corporate collections in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.
Paul is also a stage and film actor, appearing on stage in Ontario, the Bahamas, and Alberta, and in a number of films, including the award-winning short films Wait Time and Under the Acorn Tree.