I express my sculpture through the medium of stone, metal and wood. As a ‘direct carver’ I carve stone without first producing a model, working with materials sourced as close as possible to my location. I have sculpted all my life.
I studied typography/ink technology and book cover design at the London College of Printing, spent 3 years at City and Guilds of London Art School studying stone carving and another two years as technician for College.
I live in Auckland, New Zealand, but was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, and moved to London aged 17, where I lived for 20 years and then moved to Wales with my family. I was named after my uncle, a squadron leader in the RAF, who was lost over Milan in the Second World War. I have sculpted all my life, heavily influenced by the Matebele and Mashona direct sculptors. After moving to London I trained as a typographer and book cover designer at the London College of Printing. In the early 1990s I retrained as a stone and letter carver at the City and Guilds of London Art School. My early years as an apprentice mason were spent getting to understand stone and producing replacement carvings in restoration work. This included six months working at Hereford Cathedral carving segments of the replacement Rose window. I also studied under John Roberts, the renowned Welsh sculptor. (John Roberts carved the modern-day martyrs on Westminster Abbey.)
EXHIBITIONS & GALLERIES
2021- 22 Sculpture in the Gardens, Auckland Botanical Gardens
2020- 22 Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens
2020 International Art Centre, Auckland. Art at Home online sale.
2015 Summer Exhibition Monnow Valley Arts Centre,Herefordshire, UK.
2011 Summer Show Fountain fine Arts, Llandeilo, Wales.
2009 Summer Show, Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa, Auckland.
2007 – 8 Three fish, Parc Life Penpont, Brecon, now at the Monnow Valley Arts Centre, Herefordshire.
2003 – 6 Work exhibited at Wolseley Fine Arts, London, and the 21st Century British Art Art Fair.
1999 – 2002 Helen and Paris for the Summer Jazz Festival exhibition at Brecknock Museum, Brecon.
1998 Camera and Chisel Exhibition of sculptures and photographs by Paul Theodosiou at Brecknock Museum, Brecon. Self-Portraits, 50 Faces of Contemporary Art, Six Chapel Row Gallery, Bath.
1997 Contemporary Garden Sculpture,The Gallery in Cork Street, London,Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. Quotations, Wolseley Fine Arts, London.
1996 Finished works, Wolseley Fine Arts, London. Work in progress exhibited at Zarka Marble, Belsize Park, London.
1995 Double Head, accepted Royal Academy Summer Show, later donated to Arts Alive Auction, Abergavenny, Wales.
RECENT & PAST COMMISSIONS
Commission for Wentworth College, Gulf Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand
Pineapple sketch, Oamaru Stone
Kouros - much loved as the extra goalie, Pengarn Farm, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Flounders, two fish currently at Kaipara Coast Sculpture Park.