Six Chainsaw Carving Sculptures to See in Scotland

It’s been amazing to travel so much as part of my career as an artist. I’m often invited to different parts of the Uk (and even overseas) to transform dead or damaged trees into beautiful sculptures. I also frequently transport sculptures around the country that I make in the studio. What an honour!One day I’ll … Read more

Helpful Tips for Carving Hands

The Giant Hand of Vyrnwy is, without a doubt, my best-known sculpture. It’s basically what the name suggests; a 50′ hand carved into a storm-damaged tree on the Vyrnwy estate.In 2022, I also created something similar in Allai (Sardinia) called A Hand Between Sky and Earth. Add to those the countless sculptures of people that … Read more

Making the Most of Your Timber as a Chainsaw Carver

I think most artists and craftspeople agree that it’s important to avoid waste when it comes to the materials we use. I’m very conscious that as a chainsaw carver, timber is a precious commodity. Whilst there will always be trees that need felling because of death, disease or danger (you can read more about my … Read more

How To Create a Realistic Pet Portrait Sculpture

As an artist, I’m often asked to create Pet Portraits. These range from wall panel illustrations to busts to fullsize portraits of much-loved pets. As a pet owner I understand that when you commission a pet portrait, it can’t just look like any old dog or cat. It needs to look like YOUR pet and … Read more

A Bespoke James Bond Sculpture for an Amazing Local Charity

My first finished sculpture of this year is a bespoke James Bond sculpture – with a twist. Well, technically it’s a wall hanging, but what’s in a word?! I’ve made it to help raise funds for an incredible local charity, The Movement Centre based at Robert Jones & Agnes Hunto Orthopaedic Hospital. And – something … Read more