Paul Vanstone trained in Sculpture at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He then worked in Italy at the traditional marble carving studios near Carrara. On his return to the UK, Paul became an assistant to leading British sculptor, Sir Anish Kapoor RA, for five years. He has exhibited at several major galleries and sculpture gardens in the UK including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Chelsea Flower Show. Paul has inherited an ancient fascination with the potential of marble and alabaster.
He is intrigued by its hardness and light-reflecting qualities. He visits the quarries and stone yards of Carrara and Pietrasanta to choose huge blocks of stone. With a mixture of classical and contemporary techniques, he then transforms them into works which portray the human figure, the flow of covering cloth, or the tenderness of meeting lips. Paul works at his studio in West London.