After graduating in mathematics from Exeter University in 1980 and brief stints at teacher training, busking and stately home minding, Paul “discovered the error of my ways and turned to paint brushes, silence and tranquility.”
Since 1984, Paul has exhibited at the Whitechapel Open, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Mall Galleries and Royal Academy. His first one-man show was at the Dive Gallery in Muswell Hill. His work is mostly in private collections in Europe, USA and Australia. He lives in London.
Richard Dorment, art critic for the Daily Telegraph, reviewed the Royal Academy Summer exhibition in June 1992 and commented about Seaton’s work: "This year I found only a few paintings that really made the heart leap, and there was something fresh and observed about a little still life by Paul Raymond Seaton."