About Paul Barton
Paul Barton lives and works on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. He is a self taught wood turner whose work developed through his passion for timber and Australian native trees. In his work, he often uses timber salvaged from the forest floor.
He is inspired by simple forms and strives to achieve a pure form. His delicate forms are tactile – they beckon the onlooker to enjoy the texture, shape smell and natural beauty of the timber.
As a biologist, Paul understands and appreciates the delicate ecosystem of the Australian Native Forests and would like to help preserve our National Heritage and help others to appreciate this beautiful, but limited, resource.