Tributes have been paid to a popular artist who has died after a battle with Pneumonia.

Colleagues and friends have been paying tribute to the creative Paul Karslake.

He worked on many projects including the Hares About Town charity trail for Havens Hospices.

Staff at Kiwi Productions worked with Paul on the charity event.

A firm spokesman said: "We are devastated to hear this tragic news.  

"We have worked closely with Paul for a number of years- in particular recently with his wonderful creation of Leporum Fisher - The Hares About Town launch hare.

"Nothing was ever too much to ask Paul- he went above and beyond and took such pride in his work. 

"A fantastically talented artist, and such a wonderful and funny man.  We have lost a dear friend.

"We are just so sad to hear the news, our thoughts and best wishes are to his wife Sandra and all of his family."