Paul

A former corporate manager, Paul restarted his life after retirement. His zeal for family and community service mirrors many in his generation, as well as the Boomer generation on its heels.

One of his uncles created “Flash Gordon” and another drew the comic strip “Blondie,” but Paul did not think about art seriously until he was 51.  

After a huge life transformation, echoing a thread of reinvention that runs throughout the film, he rediscovered his innate talent and has emerged as an accomplished portrait artist.  Alongside him, we trace the unfolding of a piece of art, both on the canvas and within the artist. When vision problems arise, he ponders a future without his art.

We learn that Paul is equally passionate about social welfare, working with a substance abuse program and mentoring youth.  With six children, he extends his “father” role as coach of a college golf team. His positive attitude clearly affects these young men, who speak about the role model and friend he has become, at times in stark contrast to other male figures in their lives. Paul’s warm, open demeanor takes the world in and generously gives back, transforming his own life as he contributes to others.