Paul Healey was born in Toronto in 1964 and graduated from the Georgian College of Design and Visual Arts in Barrie, Ontario where he studied painting, printmaking, sculpture and art history.
Studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design brought him to the east coast. He moved to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1992 and became a professional artist, participating in both solo and juried group exhibitions in galleries across Canada and quickly garnered a strong following of devoted collectors both in Canada and abroad.
He has also been described as a Renaissance man for our modern times, due to his intensive work ethic and the fact that his creative pursuits are not limited to the visual realm. His musical interests include the study of jazz, classical guitar and song writing. His literary pursuits include art criticism, drama and prose. In 1999, he was nominated for the Christina Sabat Award for Arts Criticism. He has had a play work-shopped by Theatre New Brunswick. In 2009, Paul’s short story “The Wig” was a finalist for the CBC literary awards and he won the Budge Wilson Short Story Prize in the 32nd Atlantic Writing Competition.