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Sculptor Paul Wilson BA (Hons)
Paul Wilson

About Paul Wilson

Paul has a natural aptitude with stone using natural forms as a basis for his pleasing and tactile work. His central natural theme pervades his diverse subjects and materials, a collectors sculptor. Although trained he has that something that cannot be acquired through learning.

Exhibition History of Paul Wilson

1990-91 - Exhibited selected work at Pelter Sands Gallery
1999 - Sculpture for the Shape of the Century Exhibition
2002 - Exhibiting at Broomhill Art Hotel
2002 - Exhibiting at Broughton Sculpture Garden
2002 - Exhibiting at the Natural Stone Show.

Biography / CV of Paul Wilson

Paul was born in Walton-on-Thames in 1965 and grew up mainly in Dublin and the Cotswolds. He successfully completed a BA Honours Degree in Fine Arts at Bristol Polytechnic in 1989.

Paul started carving stone in 1987 and has worked exclusively in stone ever since. The main inspiration for his work comes from organic forms found in nature as well as more geometric shapes more common in architecture and machinery.

Paul feels that the process of carving stone is a fundamental and integral part of his work. None of his works are titled, as he believes this allows the person to view the sculpture for what it actually is rather than whit it might represent, or relate to, and forcing you to look harder at the forms and textures of the sculpture.

Paul works in different ways, sometimes working from a maquette also made in stone, sometimes working with a certain idea or image in his mind. Sometimes he works spontaneously carving the stone with no specific image in mand, working directly into the block of stone responding to the forms and thir juxtaposition as the evolve. Works may well involve two or more of these ways of working.

Paul has worked on many commissions in the UK and Ireland as well as mainland Europe. Among his recent works was a commission for Salisbury District Council and Wiltshire County Council in the High Street in Salisbury. He also showed a sculpture in "the shape of the century" exhibition - 100 years of British sculpture at Canary Wharf, London.

Awards and Prizes of Paul Wilson

2000 Iontas Painting Award Winner
Bass Contemporary Painting Award
1996 Roscoff Award
ABSA Commission
1994 John Frazer Award
1993 Bass Ireland Commission
1992 Nicholson and Bass Award
1990 GPA Emerging Artist Award Winner
1988 Arnotts Portrait Competition.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Paul Wilson

Private Collections:
United States of America
United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland.

Public Works of Paul Wilson


Five stone plaques commissioned by Salisbury District Council and Wiltshire County Council for the High Street in Salisbury
Site - specific commission for the Hale Millennium Committee
Commission for Netley Abbey Junior School
Sculpture for Dave Hart.

Price Range of Work

Paul Wilson's work has a price range from £1,740 to £3,000

Mediums utilised

Paul Wilson's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Paul Wilson's work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving (3)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (2)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (2)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Shells Sculptures including Land and Sea and Freshwater Shells Fossil Shells
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Abstract Fish Sculptures
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Paul Wilson's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2008 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2005 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2004 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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