Paul's work is sold worldwide, with prestigious customers including the Royal family, and has exhibited at Chelsea flower show on many occasions. His studio is set in the middle of the Hampshire countryside on the edge of a half acre pond/lake. Over the past ten years Paul with his wife have turned this space into a small nature reserve, which in turn has encouraged many of the birds he sculpts to show themselves in their true and natural light.
Paul has been sculpting since the age of ten, having been introduced to woodcarving by a primary school teacher in Eastergate West Sussex in the early seventies. One of his earliest woodcarvings of a Pheasant was carved out of a piece of Mahogany at the age of eleven, demonstrating how his now contemporary take on birds started to develop.
Birds have been of interest to Paul from an early age, having kept numerous species as pets in aviaries. After initially attempting to carve birds from wood, Paul found that the delicate features didn’t lend themselves to woodcarving, so began creating more simplified designs. His designs developed in style to incorporate Art Deco influences, resulting in the forms of his work today, created in bronze and finished with stunning use of patination.
This collection of bird sculpture is the first of what will be an ongoing collection of bird sculpture cast by the famous Pangolin foundry.