Paul Mowbray Artist Craftsman

Artist and Craftsman

Paul painting in his Fife studio

Paul Mowbray is a Scottish award-winning craftsman and artist who specialises in fine art, sculpture, woodcarving and applied art. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the decorative arts, as well as a professional career working on many highly skilled craftsmanship projects, and has crafted ornate decoration for many renowned historic buildings.

  • Visual Arts Scotland for Applied Art 2010
  • Displayed in the Royal Scottish Academy 2010, 2011, 2012

Working with notable artisans and architects, Paul's previous and current clients include a number of Scottish companies conducting artistic conservation and restoration projects in numerous historic buildings both in Edinburgh's Old and New Towns and throughout the UK.

Paul has also produced many highly ornate historic projects, including work for notable bodies such as Historic Environment Scotland, National Trust, Landmark Trust, Scottish Castles Association among others.

Paul at work in his Fife workshop

Paul pictured with Dr Anna Keay, OBE (Director of The Landmark Trust) in Fairburn Tower during the Painted Ceiling commission


The Renaissance Approach

For Paul, he describes the technique of working with traditional materials using classic proportioning as "central and satisfying". The craft may include sculpting, carving vibrantly figured hardwoods or working with precious metals in leaf form. By using traditional materials and specialist techniques, Paul's skills and attention to detail echo the creativity and talent of the craftsmen from the historic Renaissance period.

Paul, pictured in 2012, next to his award-winning chair design - 'pm2010a' in American and French walnut

Paul pictured (blue shirt) with Historic Scotland staff during a special Scottish Castles Association tour to Edinburgh Castle
Right: A wall plaque, carved by Paul, made as a thank you to mark this special event