From a very young age Paxton showed signs of an active imagination and a growing creative ability. This was seen in his regular acts of sculpting his food into art forms at the dinner table and his miniature creations of boats and cities down to the last detail, ready for their small inhabitants. With his love for animals and nature, Paxton's first thoughts were of becoming a wildlife artist, but there was also his overflowing imagination and vivid dreams that seemed to put a unique twist on his art.
Like many children he loved to draw and when he won his first art award for a drawing of a clown bouncing on springs with a frog in the rain at age 7 he was hooked. Throughout his early years, his time was filled with creating his art and practicing the sport of tennis, which his father had started him on at the age of five.
When he was 13 his father bought a Salvador Dali print and he was introduced to the world of Surrealism. Here were a group of artists whose works gave some justification for his unique imagination.
By this time his oil paintings had grown to portray all the characteristics of the great Surrealist movement of the 1930's. But all this was about to change.
Paxton's career has blossomed and grown over the last 10 years with numerous shows, awards and publications. Midrealism has been his main focus until 2003 when he began creating a new imaginative fantasy art world called Tridoria .
This new world, while still occasionally using dreams as inspiration, does not follow the theories and guidelines laid down in the writings of Midrealism. Tridoria is based more on creating a unique mystical fantasy art world full of fascinating characters, races and environments.