The other member of the Outreach Artist team was Paul Roberts-Holmes. Like the rest of us he studied Painting at the Royal Academy Schools where we all met, but soon turned his attention to sculpture.
I lived and worked with Paul (in a hut at the top of a field) for a number of years. He made sculpture and installations, usually out of found metal. Drawing was an integral part of Paul's art. He drew from his imagination a lot and used drawing as a tool to figure out ideas for his sculptures. It sometimes seems strange how easily the two of us communicated about each other’s art work, as the Art we did was completely different. This now strikes me as an essential part of the Outreach mentality. No one type of Art precludes another. There is much to be learnt from all sorts of things and ways of thinking. I hope Outreach still incorporates some of the vitality and playfulness Paul engendered in his work and teaching.
Paul's work is included in various exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale, the Contemporary Arts Society, the Leicestershire Schools Collection, the Economist Plaza, The New English Art Centre, London, and Roche Court Sculpture Garden, where he exhibited regularly. Paul's work also featured in a number of publications including The Times and The Telegraph.
His work is in many private and public collections including Dorchester County Council.
By Charlotte Steel