I was born in Yorkshire, England and started teaching way back in the ’70’s. I soon became the Head of Art at a Grammar School, a post I held for a number of years, before moving to the senior management team of the same school. In 2000 I left teaching to explore new pastures, setting up my own arts business, ‘Paul Priestley Arts’ to provide art courses and interactive art events.
In 2008 I began running art workshops in schools. I came up with the idea of delivering the workshops as famous artists, such as Picasso, Monet, Warhol and others.
Within a few years demand for my art workshops exceeded my ability to supply them. As a consequence I started my YouTube Channels related to How to Draw and Paint and Art History videos.