"I won the genetic lottery."
The Artistry of Paul Hookham
This art is for those people who believe taking a calculated risk and finding things out for themselves is important.
Strong Danish roots with a family history of self reliance and curiosity.
There's also a list of personalities with a focused and innovative way of thinking. The creative path I discovered turned into a well spring of original thoughts and melodies. I just responded honestly to what I found.
Over time the vision became stronger and my confidence grew with it resulting in a body of work that not only surpasses my ambitions but also my imagination.
Growing up in the fifties and sixties was perfect for a kids imagination because we had to rely on it to entertain ourselves. Lying on my back staring up a blue sky with drifting white clouds I would stare at the sky and convince myself it was the ocean and I was above the clouds! Boom! my first shots of adrenaline! I didn't know then but the rush would lead me to many adventures with people who inspired me to seek out
Some of the greatest challenges didn't come from the mountains or the fire ground. As an elder it pleases me now to know that life did not change
who I am.
The mid sixties came at the same time as my need for independence and the music that changed everyone's life was leading the way. There was also an awakening to the fact that the world wasn't always just or fair.