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

Different Styles of Dragon Sculptures I’ve Made

I’ve had dragons on the brain recently! And on the studio floor! If you follow me on social media, you may have seen my recent Redwood Dragon sculpture. I’m also working on another dragon sculpture at the moment which is going to breathe fire! Dragons are a fun subject for a sculpture and obviously there’s … Read more

Brilliant New Invertebrate Sculptures at Marford Quarry

This blog is a little different as I’m not going to be focusing on sculptures I’ve made! Rather, this week I’m sharing the brilliant new invertebrate sculptures at Marford Quarry created by my employee, Paul Edwards… Introducing Paul! Before I go any further though, let me introduce Paul properly! Paul and I met by chance … Read more

Unique Chainsaw Carving Fantasy Bird Table

wood bird table. the roof is 'disney palace' style with a dragon curved around.

This week on my social media I shared a photo of half of my recent chainsaw carving fantasy bird table. I asked people to guess who was underneath, but nobody got it! The answer is…Mickey Mouse! I thought I’d share some of the process and background in this week’s blog as my reveal… Chainsaw Carving … Read more

Commssioning Unique Chainsaw Carving Christmas Gifts

It’s always great when a client appreciates your work enough to return for another sculpture. Even more so when they enjoy it enough that they want to gift it to others! That’s what happened with one private client I’ve created sculptures for in the past. And so, over the last few weeks, I’ve been working … Read more

An Elephant and Calf Sculpture in Cypress

Last Friday was World Elephant Day which made it the perfect day for unveiling one of my latest pieces: An elephant and calf sculpture in Cypress. The sculpture is popular among my social media followers, so I thought I’d share a bit about the story. Thanks to my client for their help with this blog. … Read more

Wellington Heath Jubilee Sculpture

What else could we blog about on this Jubilee weekend, but the Wellington Heath Jubilee sculpture?! As the BBC reported, the sculpture actually commemorates not just one, but two jubilee celebrations. A doubly suitable subject for this weekend’s blog! Background to the Wellington Heath Jubilee Sculpture How exactly does this one sculpture commemorate two royal … Read more

Bill Badger Sculpture and Bench

bill badger sculpture and bench in simon o'rourke's workshop

Did you see our hint on Wednesday about the sculpture for today’s blog? We showed the legs and asked people on social media to guess who/what it was. There were some great answers! Your guesses included Charlie Chaplin, Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Bilbo Baggins and even Postman Pat! Somebody came close with Rupert Bear, … Read more