Paul Vanstone studied sculpture at Central & St Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He was awarded the Darwin Scholarship (1990), the Royal Academy of Art Travel Scholarship (1992), and the Henry Moore Award in 1991 and 1992.
Vanstone is fascinated by the hardness and light reflecting qualities of stone. He is interested in how this can be transformed to portray the curvature of the human body, and the delicacy and flow of covering cloth. Vanstone’s meticulous technique and his focus on quality and finish follow in the tradition of classical sculpture. He uses mar- bles, onyxes and alabasters sourced from around the world. His images and influ- ences reflect the 21st Century passion with the curvaceous architecture of Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, together with the continuing allure of the human form as por- trayed by artists such as Henry Moore. Vanstone’s distinctive sculptures define a new thread in contemporary art.
Vanstone’s work has been chosen by many distinguished interior designers including Kelly Hoppen, Tom Dixon and David Linley. He has held over 30 solo exhibitions and has proved very popular with collectors in the UK and overseas with installations in France, USA, Canada, Majorca, Australia, Mustique, Italy and Germany. In the last twelve months he has sold works to collections in Abu Dhabi, San Francisco, Russia, Norway and Austria as well as to many collectors throughout the UK.