Paul Harder is a west coast artist with a passion for nature and bronze. His works are often focused on fish, marine creatures and wildlife. He lives and works out of his studio in North Saanich, BC. His inspiration is drawn from his experiences in the wilderness of BC and Yukon as well as his scuba diving adventures from around the world. Paul is a self taught artist who is constantly seeking out new subjects and areas of interest. His sculptures are deeply textured and finely detailed with a sense of movement and action. Recently completed sculptures include a new series of octopus sculptures, a howling timber wolf and a large black tipped reef shark.
He has public installations in the Village of Whistler and at the Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney, BC. Paul also developed and presented a sculpture concept with fellow artist Nathan Scott that was selected as a finalist for the 2011 Olympic Legacy Sculpture competition in Whistler, BC.
His works can also be viewed at the Shell Aero Centre at the Victoria International Airport and at Haro’s Restaurant and the Deep Cove Chalet in Sidney BC. He regularly exhibits works in the Sidney and Sooke Fine Arts shows and donates works to local fundraising charities.