Paul has taken his love of the wilderness and his many work and travel experiences and developed a new career as an impassioned bronze sculptor. He has been drawn to a diverse array of creatures and has been continually adding to the sculpture garden around his studio in North Saanich, BC.
Some recent examples of west coast inspired bronze sculptures include the Timber Wolf, Cougar, Grizzly Bear, Great Blue Heron, Great Horned Owl, Oyster Catchers, Tufted Puffin, Sea and River Otters, Steelhead Trout and a collection of various Octopus sculptures.
He has also completed a collection of more exotic species including the Arapaima fish from the Amazon, the Arowana or Dragon Fish, Komodo Dragon, Galapagos Tortoise, a series of Sea Turtles and several wall hanging tropical fish.
Functional works of art include the Steelhead Trout and Octopus Coffee Tables and the Sea Horse dining room table. Paul specializes in custom design tables and will create a table specifically for your setting. Please enquire.
New works in progress and planned for 2014 include a Black Tipped Reef Shark, a Beaver, an Orangutan and a new stylized octopus coffee table.
Paul strives to capture a sense of motion in each of his sculptures and is known for his attention to detail and an emphasis on strong textural qualities. Depending on the size, most of his sculptures are done as Editions of 10 - 20 pieces or fewer.
His works are on display and available through his studio located in North Saanich, BC near the Victoria International Airport. Several works are also featured at Nimmo Bay Resort and at the Shell Aero Centre at the Victoria International Airport as well as in the lobby of the Pier Hotel in Sidney BC.
He has public installations at Celebration Plaza in the Resort Municipality of Whistler and at the Shaw Ocean Marine Centre in Sidney, BC.
The artist welcomes all commissions to create a special and unique piece for your business or home.
Paul does most of his work out of his charming country studio located in Deep Cove, North Saanich near the Victoria airport. Visitors to the studio are most welcome to come and view completed bronzes, new works in progress and learn about the lost wax method of bronze casting.
Follow the news on the Priya’s Shakti Project created by Ram Devineni - a movement aimed at raising awareness around gender based violence - and see the bronze sculpture of Priya’s Shakti created by Paul Harder at City Lore Gallery NYC, NY.