Even before he won his first County Art Prize at the age of eight, Paul was immersed into the Art World.
Paul’s father, Mike, was a renowned architectural model maker. From Mike, Paul was taught business ethics, form and perspective – attributes so lacking in many of today’s working artists.
Under the guidance of Derek Johns, ex Director of Sotheby’s and Old Master dealer in St. James’s, Paul decided to further strengthen his ties with the Fine Art market. In 1995 he undertook a commission for some very large Still Life paintings for the restaurant that became Gordon Ramsay’s Petrus, in St James’s, London. He followed up in 1998 with a solo exhibition at Derek Johns Ltd., in Duke Street, SW1.
In 2001, the Paul Karslake Fine Art Gallery and studio was opened in Leigh-on-Sea from where Paul’s artistic talents have further brought him worldwide recognition. His paintings of iconic and popular figures, from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Johnny Depp, Sir Michael Caine and Grace Kelly are hanging in the homes of the famous and infamous and form part of many corporate and private collections in the UK and around the world.