Paul spent a very blustery day yesterday installing three sculptures in the magnificent grounds of Petworth House in Sussex. The beautiful site was designed by Capabilty Brown and at one time was a brief home for Turner as he painted its then-owner, the third Earl of Egremont.
With such prestigious connections Paul feels quite honoured to have his work set up there and did wonder for a moment what Turner would of thought to look out the window and have his view interrupted by the new artwork!
This is the first Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair (£10 entry fee) and will run from May 8-10 in a large pavilion by the lake. Tickets also obtain entry to the house.
Do let us know if you visit.
Friends at the London Bronze Casting foundry have been busy for the past few months working on the casting of Paul’s work. Avid readers of our news site will remember the mould being made some months ago of the Portuguese Senator, originally carved from Portuguese marble.
As you can see the piece has progressed beautifully and now they are finishing off the all important patina.
The bronze will be on Paul’s stand at Chelsea Flower Show which opens on 18th May.
Please get in touch with any enquiries.
Paul recently had a visit from Tim Brotherton of Brotherton-Lock photographic services. They wanted to use some of the offcuts of marble that gather around the studio for some photographic work they were doing.
The wide variety of marble that Paul works with makes rich pickings and the end results are quite stunning. It’s intriguing to see the marble used in this way and a fascinating contrast to Paul’s finished pieces. We hope to do some more work with them in the future.
Paul travelled to Devon last week to install art work at the beautiful spot on the edge of Dartmoor. Delamore Arts and Sculpture Exhibition will be open every day of May and is a lovely site with mature grounds and a thoughtful selection of artwork.
Paul’s work caught the eye a Guardian reporter last week and a photo of one of his recent pieces was featured in the pages of the national pages of Fridays paper.
The piece was one of the new smaller pieces that was shown at the Affordable Art Fair in London over the weekend.
Please contact us for any further information, but be patient while we work our way through the flood of press interest!
Last week Paul and Vitaly installed (with a few extra hands!) a commission for a desk designed for a Saville Row client.
The desk began as a 16 tonne block of Italian Portoro Marble which was selected from a yard in Carrara by Paul and William from Workingstone last year. This marble comes from the region of La Spezia where it is quarried from under the sea, The distinctive black and bright gold pattern is formed in a marine environment where it is deep, poorly oxygenated and rich in organic matter.
The desk has been a very exciting project and the opportunity to work with the architects at Denton Corker Marshall was a pleasure. The installation was expected to be quite and undertaking but the expertise of the whole team (including Tony from Riverside Haulage) ensured it happened smoothly.
Just goes to show what’s possible! From the depths of the sea to the reception of Saville Row offices.