The radio silence on here will explain the distractions we’ve had for the past few weeks. Exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show was a great pleasure and as always was a great opportunity to rub shoulders with the great and the good of the garden world. It’s lovely to get out of the studio and put Paul’s work out there in the public realm and also to catch up with many friendly faces that have become so familiar over the years.
As you would imagine, the weather plays its part in the experience and although there were some less desirable temperatures in general the mood was jovial and enthusiastic.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the preparations and build up of the stand, and also to those who made it to the show and passed by to say hello.
The frantic push has begun, to build Paul’s stand at Chelsea Flower Show! Paul and his team have been there since last week installing artwork, building structures and erecting the photography work of David Anthony Hall. You can see there are a number of new works going in, including the fabulous bronze piece completed recently.
It’s an incredible amount of work each year, but always such a great experience.
Please make sure you come and visit the stand (WA1 on Western Avenue). We will be putting up more images once its done, but you have to be there to get the full impact!
Anyone familiar with Coombe Sculpture Garden will know that this beautiful garden in Devon opens its doors each summer and offers the opportunity to see many pieces of Paul’s work in its stunning gardens.
This year it will be open from the 5th June until 28th June and is well worth the visit, for plant and art lovers alike.
Please have a look at their new website for more details and make sure you keep them in mind if you are passing through West Devon.
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.