Paul’s ‘Bank Robbery’ print collection officially launched at Eaton Fine Art on Saturday 21st March 2020.
Even before Paul won his first County Art Prize at the tender age of just eight years old, Paul was immersed into the Art World. Paul’s dad was a well known architectural model maker, and he joined the business after college to assist on a lot of famous projects such as the Grade 2 building Centre Point on Oxford Street and the Thames Flood Barrier.
While traveling in the USA, Paul worked with Los Angeles Art Studios, CBS Television and Disney with whom he was to work on the Euro Disney Project years later. Returning to England in the 80’s, Paul formed a company to control his growing art business, and in 1990 Paul was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was commissioned by the Wiggins Group Plc to produce a 650ft artwork for their South Quay site in London Docklands for which he was awarded The Evening Standard Environmental Award.
Under the guidance of Derek Johns (ex Director of Sotheby’s) Paul further strengthened his ties with the Fine Art market. In 1995 he undertook commissions for some very large Still Life projects for the restaurant that became Gordon Ramsay’s Petrus. Among other projects, there have been commissions for Geronimo Inns, Mohamed Al Fayed, Keith Richards, Brian May and Yeardley Smith. Paul’s depth of talent is further exemplified when viewing his work on other mediums, including design and artwork for the Virgin F1 racing cars and monumental scale commissions on commercial aircraft and coaches.
In 2001, the Paul Karslake Fine Art Gallery/Studio was opened in Leigh-on-Sea from where Paul’s work has brought him worldwide recognition. His paintings of iconic and popular figures, from the Rolling Stones to Grace Kelly are hanging in the homes of the famous and infamous and form part of many corporate and private collections in the UK and around the world.