Paul Gardiner – Born 1972 England
Paul Gardner is a professional sculptor. He works from life studies often spending weeks on each piece with numerous sittings with the model.
Paul exhibits in a number of top galleries in the UK, as well as internationally where he recently exhibited at the British Embassy in Luxemburg.
Paul was born in Basingstoke in 1972. In 1989 he entered a 5year woodcarving and gilding apprenticeship studying 18th and 19th century ornament. He worked on the restoration of many stately homes including Up-park House and Prior Park.
In 1999 Paul went on to set up and run a small bronze art casting business in rural Somerset. This uses the lost wax ceramic shell method, which is used to produce many of Paul’s sculptures today. Paul now concentrates on sculpting and producing his own pieces as well as commissions.
Process: Lost wax ceramic shell method.