Paul Shertz became a professional artist in 1975.

His first print, "Decoy Makers of the Susquehanna Flats", was introduced in 1977.  1200 copies of this print were made, and the edition sold out at $25 each (These prints today sell for up to $1000 on the secondary market). He has since produced about 25 limited edition prints, most of which are sold out.  His paintings reflect his love of the Chesapeake waterman's heritage, especially waterfowl hunting-related subjects.  Decoys, lighthouses and hunting artifacts have all been featured in his prints. He has won numerous awards and has been Artist of the Year for various Ducks Unlimited and museum organizations. He currently works as a transit analyst for the State of Delaware.  He and his wife Debbie spend their spare hours fishing, hiking, hunting and working for Dover International Speedway at NASCAR races.