Paul Thibodeau is a Maine native and a 1966 graduate of the Portland School of Fine and Applied Arts. His work has been exhibited at the Artists of Maine Gallery at University of Maine in Orono. His work is also exhibited at many locations in Maine including Bowdoin College, Farnsworth Museum, the Talent Tree Art Gallery in Augusta, the Birds Nest Gallery in Bar Harbor, and the Bay View Gallery in Camden. A tour of duty with the U.S. Navy widened his horizons. Thibodeau served as a photographer for the Navy while being stationed at the nuclear submarine base in the Holy Loch, Scotland, and returned to his home in Lincoln in 1969. Currently Thibodeau operates a commercial art agency, Thibodeau Graphics, along with creating landscape and wildlife paintings in his studio in central Maine. Paul, his wife Patricia, and their younger son Nathan reside on the shores of Lincoln's beautiful Mattanawcook Lake. Maine's landscape and wildlife serve as a major source of inspiration for this Maine painter. About his art, Thibodeau says, "I am very spontaneous with my work and improvise as I proceed. I am influenced by numerous styles, but in the end create a very personal image."