Featured Artist of the Year: Raj Paul
In a first for DSC, sculptor Raj Paul has been selected as the Artist of the Year for the 2019 Convention, Mogambo: Dagga Boy Danger.
Raj Paul is a longtime donor and exhibitor with DSC, going back 16 years to the first work done for DSC – the Peter Hathaway Capstick Hunting Heritage Award. Paul works primarily in bronze casts and has created many pieces over the years for DSC’s awards program as well as imaginative work that he has donated to the live and silent auctions.
“Never before has a three-dimensional artist been selected as Artist of the Year, and we felt it was time,” said DSC President Karl Evans. “Of course, Raj was the strongest candidate not only for his beautiful work, but also for his service to DSC.”
Raj’s story is an inspiring one. At 19, he emigrated from India to the U.S., taking nearly a year by way of Germany, eventually owning a company making forms for the taxidermy industry. After selling that business in 2000, he began sculpting.
Paul says, “The inspiration for my art comes from nature. Just like in landscape design, I find it very exhilarating to have an image of a beautiful garden or a sculpture in my mind and then recreate it in living form and have the result as I had imagined and hoped.”
Raj has donated some gorgeous pieces that were featured in the auctions at Mogambo. His work was also showcased on the cover of the Convention issue of Game Trails.
For more information about Raj Paul, visit www.wildartsbyrajspaul.com.
Former Featured Artist of the Year:
|2005||Jan Martin McGuire|