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Paul Deans
About Paul Deans
Read more"Growing up with my father's art instilled in me a passion for creating beautiful things and so, by the age of four, I knew that's what I wanted. However, that heritage was also daunting and it took me a long time to admit that this is how I want to work and live."

"My intention is that every work that I create will have the capacity to touch the soul."

Paul now lives and works his art in Christchurch, New Zealand. Having initially studied Industrial Design at Wellington Polytechnic's School of Design in 1972-3, he then worked at a variety of occupations, eventually, about 1990, returned to his original talent . He concentrated on developing his ability and passion for drawing and painting, as well as a unique, intuitive gift for extracting the hidden forms and beauty in wood.

Paul specialises in Sculpture and Portraits. He concentrates on woodsculpture by preference and also enjoys limestone, polystyrene, clay and bronze. Solo exhibitions include the New Zealand Embassy (Washington DC) The ArtHouse (Christchurch) and other New Zealand galleries. Paul's artworks feature in both private and corporate collections in New Zealand and overseas. Commissions include portraits in watercolour and oil as well as portrait busts in wood.

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