Leporum Fisher – was our very first Hare! Paul Karslake based the design on Leigh on Sea and its fishing heritage. With warm autumnal colours providing his base Leporum shows the landscape of Leigh on sea in dusk. A realistic hare face finished the sculpture off.
Local Artist, Paul, was our lead artist for Hares about Town. Karslake had numerous solo exhibitions, and became famous for his depictions of celebrities such as the Rolling Stones, Johnny Depp, Michael Caine and Grace Kelly.
The Karslake Centre, a centre for arts education, was opened at the Cornelius Vermuyden School and Arts College on 15 September 2005.
Sadly Paul passed away on 23 March 2020 of sudden onset pneumonia, which was caused by COVID-19