As a youngster, Paul Rodhouse was fascinated by both art and natural history. He received an honours certificate from the Royal Drawing Society at the age of 12, passed O-level art at 15 but then followed his scientific interests and a career in marine biology and oceanography. More than 30 years on, inspired by a visit to the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, he dug out the brushes and palette of his school days and started painting again.
Rodhouse largely use oils and mostly paints marine and polar subjects, the ships and boats, wildlife, seascapes and icescapes that have been such an important part of his life. Starting to paint again was a challenge, but the possibility of having work accepted by the Cambridge Drawing Society provided an incentive. Becoming a member has encouraged him to develop his skills and artistic imagination.
In 2019 he was a winner in the Cambridge Invitational Art Contest and the associated Double Tree by Hilton Art Award,