Cumbrian born, Paul Bainbridge was involved in Art education for 25 years before becoming a freelance sculptor; specialising in portraiture but interested also in all other aspects of traditional and modern sculpture, including reliefs and miniatures.
He was employed regularly by Madame Tussauds for 12 years as a portrait sculptor and was elected to membership of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1993.
Most of his work is in private collections though one of his larger pieces can been seen at East Herts Council offices, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire and others at the Bishop's Stortford College, Potters Bar, The Roman Bath House in Old Welwyn, Hertfordshire and also in the grounds of Egremont Castle in Cumbria.
Paul taught sculpture on the 'Open Studies' course at the University of Hertfordshire.
Paul's work (sculpture and drawings) is about the shapes and forms in nature, life and science which interest and/or excite him. His interests and influences include the human figure, the portrait and natural forms.
Georgia O'Keefe has been an oblique influence as has Eric Gill and Aristide Maillol. Maths and science have also been known to inspire new works.
"I have no message; political or otherwise, to disseminate. I am simply expressing my interest, delight and pleasure in the things I see around me"