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On the High Seas

We are very much looking forward to the quirky sculptor Paul Cox coming to our garden this summer . And to kick start his season , he is  joining us for our Little Paper House on the Prairie event and shall be bringing some very large paper boats to float on our ponds and across the grassy swathes.. The seas will lap our shores !

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Who is he and what does he do?

Paul is an award winning sculptor specialising in mixed Media construction. He was awarded the Henry Moore scholarship to study postgraduate sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools, London. His sculptural work is represented internationally in public and private collections.

Paul lives and works in the South-east where he runs a workshop that produces his one off sculptural work and a range of affordable unique items for home and garden . Paul sells his affordable range directly to the public at craft fairs, art markets, open houses and gardens.

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He will be exhibiting in our garden throughout the summer and autumn and at our unusual plant and art fair on 31st august ! From larger commissioned pieces to smaller sized garden stakes and individual decorative pieces you can be sure you will be amused and captivated

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What other people say….

“The art world has been accused of taking itself to seriously, so its refreshing to discover an artist whose work has a tongue in cheek approach”.

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Sussex Life Magazine

“Art should provoke emotions and enrich our lives and Paul offers sculpture with an undeniable boyish charm that is infectious. It is impossible not to smile at, or interact with, his idiosyncratic style. paul’s sculpture thrives on a sense of play, but his work should not be regarded as a novelty. He is a dedicated artist who consciously chooses not to take himself to seriously, providing a breath of fresh air to the contemporary art market”.

Nicolas Toovey 2012

Read More about Paul Cox and see more images of his work on his website www.paul-cox.co.uk.

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extremely cold and incredibly short.. February is a short and sweet little month …we are into February before we even know it ..but this month is our time to play as we spent a couple of days in London for a cultural blast… firstly the Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy… now if you do nothing more, do go and see it and be buoyed up by the extraordinary immersion into nature.. California comes to Yorkshire with a vengeance .

can you imagine such vivid pinks and oranges blazing through an english countryside… it is an exhilerating collection of paintings and we long for spring again as we come through the rooms and are assaulted by the vividness and enormity of the canvasses. If you get a chance to go , do spend time watching the amazing video films which are just stunning and totally fill you with emotion.

Not content with that we also took in the Grayson Perry exhibition at The British Museum: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman . Juxtaposing his own work against some of the most quirky and significant exhibits in the museum Grayson Perry has concocted a rollercoaster of a collection of seemingly random pieces which on reflection so totally answer a lot of our most basic questions. A must see !

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