About Paul

British Artist and Sculptor

Paul was born in Cheshire, England in 1971. He is a self taught Artist and Sculptor, and owns and runs the Paul Tavernor Gallery which is nestled in the lovely village of Poynton Cheshire.

Paul has been working full time as a professional artist for many years and is well known for his distinctive depiction of hares, foxes, stags, and more recently dogs, which are now also represented in the medium of wire sculpture.

His Giant Hare 'Farahop' which is 15ft long has been showcased in the National Trust sites of Tatton Park, Lymm Park, Delamere Sculpture Park, and on the grounds of the historic Devonshire Dome in Buxton Derbyshire.

He created three beautiful wire sculpture dogs for the 2016 RHS flower show which were made to acompany the Dogs Trust showpeice Garden at Hampton Court Palace, London.

His work has been published nationally and he has won many awards along the way. Most notably being voted as one of the best selling artists in the UK on three occasions by National Galleries and Framers. He has been a finalist in the BBC's Wildlife Artist of The Year. He also won the Mail on Sunday award for best new artist.




The wild to the wire

In the summer of 2014, Paul began his journey to take the wild to the wire, creating his first sculpture, a giant running hare made from galvanized steel wire.

“I always wanted to try my hand at large scale 3D work. I haven’t received any art training, so I just sat down in the garden with a coil of strong wire in one hand and a pair of pliers in the other. I thought I would begin with the head as a starting point. I then went on to create a skeletal shape outlining bone structure, muscle and movement before layering wire in parts to create the hare’s essence. Two months later, the hare was the size of a race horse”.

The hare was named, “Farahop”, after a competition was run at a local primary school. Farahop has been displayed outside the Devonshire Dome, which boasts the largest unsupported dome in Europe and in the National Trust’s Lyme Hall Formal Gardens and at Tatton Park. Farahop is currently in residence at the Delemere Forest Sculptural Park, at Mount Pleasant Gardens. Since then, Paul's love of creating wire sculptures have extended to a life size running wolf, which featured outside his Gallery for the village Christmas Switch on called `Northern Lights` and more intricated made hares for his gallery

His current attention has been turned to his passion and his love of dogs. And is currently busy in his studio, curling wire and moulding mesh to make three life size dogs for The Dogs Trust Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. Celebrating 125 years of the charity's fine work which find forever homes for thousands of dogs every year. 

Designed by Paul Hervey-Brooks and landcsaped by Gareth Wilson and his team, the garden entitled `A Dog's Life` will feature three different life size wire sculptures that Paul has made especially for this year's garden. The dogs are `Hampton` the running lurcher, a downward looking and loyal Spaniel called `Barkley` and a playful Terrier called `Wilson`.  

The RHS Hampton Flower Show opens on July 5th for members until July 10th.