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

After returning to Ireland, Paul has been working as a full time artist for the past thirty years and has also travelled extensively throughout Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand.

As an artist he briefly attended NCAD & DCAD art colleges in Dublin studying fine arts. He spent time in the National Gallery of Ireland during the mid-eighties copying artwork from its collection but he is primarily self-taught.

Paul D’Arcy is founder of the Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival, a member of the Association of Artists in Ireland, founder of the SOS National Exhibition and was a sculptural nominee for the Cothu 1999 awards and the ICF Awards 2007.

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