Paul was born in Arkansas and raised in Arkadelphia. He developed a great love of the outdoors living in the natural state. He loves being in the woods and now has a passion for working with wood.
Paul is a firm believer in lifelong learning. After retiring as a Wyoming State Trooper in 2007 he returned to Arkansas. He has recently earned a minor in the Art/Furniture design program at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Call him what you like: one that reclaims, reuses, recycles or upcycles. He just calls his work Mann Made, it simplifies things.
Paul works with a variety of tools to complete his projects some as primitive as a caveman club, tools of the American pioneers, as well as modern tools that run on electricity and gas. He enjoys making useful wooden items: bowls, kitchen wares, crosses, carvings, boxes… Some pieces include a combination of wood and other materials.
Paul looks forward to seeing you on the art tour and showing you some of his art work, tools and how he uses them.