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Biography of Artist

In 2004 Carl chose to dedicate his time to create and develop stunning contemporary sculpture. Carl is a Staffordshire based sculptor for whom art has played a large part in his academic work taking him through the Burslem School of Art, the Henry Doulton School of Sculpture and then to Stafford College. After qualifying in Figurative Sculpture he launched his career with commission after commission which has now secured his reputation for fine quality workmanship both in life-size format and smaller decorative pieces. The list of his completed commissioned work is extensive, including many ‘house-hold’ names from the sporting world, commerce and the past.

The following are just some of the private and publicly commissioned works that form Carl’s prestigious portfolio:-

King George 5th and Queen Mary - life size portrait bust, commissioned by Cunards Cruise Ships and located in the ballroom of the Queen Mary 2 (QM2) cruise ship.

Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross - life size and a quarter, commissioned by Banbury Council, located at Banbury Cross and unveiled by Princess Anne.

Randolph Turpin - life size and a quarter, commissioned by Warwick and Leamington Spa Council located in Warwick Town Centre,

Sir Stanley Matthews - life size and a half, commissioned by the Stanley Matthews Foundation located at The Britannia Stadium, Stoke.

George Best, Bobby Moore and Pele have all been commissioned by a private collector and are all life size.


Payne, Carl

Lazy Summer

Height 16”


Edition of 20

Ticket price £3,250