Paul Verrall studied design, drawing and sculpting at Dr. Arthur Lismer’s school at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, winning awards for his sculpting. After a long career in Graphic Design in Montreal, he decided to move to Prince Edward County at the end of 2017 to be a part of the wonderful arts community.
Verrall carves the softer stones; Soapstone, Serpentine, Alabaster, Cola and African Wonderstone (pyrophyllite). His subjects are mainly Canadian wildlife, reflecting his love of nature. Sometimes the ideas come quickly, with the shape of the stone providing inspiration. Verrall believes the Inuit carvers who say the finished piece is in the stone, waiting to be revealed.