Last week the Evening Standard featured one of Pauls sculptures in the sumptuous setting of a Regency home in the outer circle of London’s Regents Park.
Belonging to property specialist Naomi Heaton the Onyx sculpture sits in the entrance hall of her home and sits on a block of black marble. It seems to be surrounded by a small fish pond at its base.
We always welcome images of Pauls work in it’s setting. If any one would like to send images of their Paul Vanstone sculpture you can email them direct to us using details on the contact page.
Paul recently exhibited with fellow artist Natasha Kumar. The show at the Royal Geographical Society concentrated on the influence of India in the work of both artists. Guests to the private view were lucky enough to attend talks by both artists where they described how time in India has shaped their work.
Pauls experience there in the 1990’s clearly influenced his technique and continuing fascination with the process of turning raw stone in to light, fluid works of art.
It was a wonderful event and the the piece above, ‘Cararra Profile’ will now make its way to it’s new home in Abu Dhabi.
We received a beautiful card this morning – a stunning print of one of Paul’s sculptures bought this year by a client in Lancashire.
Paul’s piece ‘Ribbon Profile’ has been used as the feature in this lovely festive image cleverly turned into a Christmas card by the client. If only we’d thought of this first!
May we take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy festive season, and an enjoyable New Year!
Paul has been in Carrara, Italy on a buying trip with William Carey of Working Stone. There are a fantastic range of materials in this area. In one morning you can look at onyx from Iran and marble from Spain, Morocco, Portugal, India and Africa. It provides an amazing palette of materials and colours for an Artist to use.
Paul had a mould made of one of his pieces last week. Thomas Winstanley from London Bronze Casting came to the studio and spent several days carefully applying the mould in layers.
The mould is now at the London Bronze Casting studio and we look forward to seeing the bronze cast in a few weeks. The finished sculpture will be ready for shows in the Spring.
Paul has now completed the Dove sculpture for the City Mission Church on the corner of Scrubs Lane and Harrow Road in West London. It was installed in the early hours of Saturday morning in order to avoid disrupting this busy intersection.
On its plinth it stands at 4.5 metres tall and as you approach the corner a 1/2 tonne of Carrara marble represents a dove in flight. At different times of day the light hits from different angles. Its a welcome addition to this busy corner, and as the foliage around the sculpture matures it will settle into its environment.
Paul worked alongside the local church to come up with the design and you can see the progression of the piece in these images.