Paul Vincent Boelens (1958, Amsterdam) received his education at the National Academy for Visual Arts in Amsterdam. He was accepted here at the age of fourteen, the youngest student ever. A difference of opinions on the development of his talent made him decide to quite his studies at the Academy and in great disappointment he focussed on music for a while. Fortunately, he started painting again and creates his own fairy tale worlds in which he takes the viewer on an unexpected journey. His work shows hints of magic realism and the precision of a fine painter. Boelens gets his inspiration from visions he experiences when dreaming.