Paul D'Arcy was born in Dublin , Ireland and spent his childhood in South Africa and Namibia.

For the past twenty five years he has been working as a full time artist and has travelled extensively throughout Europe , India , Australia and New Zealand.

As an artist he briefly attended NCAD & DCAD art colleges , Dublin and spent some time in the National Gallery of Ireland during the mid-eighties copying work from its collection but he is primarily self-taught . Paul has been painting since a child and after leaving school and has worked in various employment while continuing to paint.

He is a member of the Association of Artists in Ireland, founder of the SOS National Exhibition and was a nominee for the Cothu 1999 awards and the ICF Awards 2007.

He now lives and works in the seaside town of Skerries - Ireland.