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

How The Prestatyn Walker Sculpture Could Help Rejuvenate a Town

the prestatyn walker sculptures with bushes in the background

We’ve blogged before about the power of a sculpture to increase tourism and revenue. Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station had the same thought when they commissioned the Prestatyn Walker sculpture. This week’s blog shares the story behind that sculpture…   Prestatyn Walker Sculpture Story: Walkers Are Welcome Prestatyn was the first town in Wales to … Read more

Sporting Sculptures made by Simon

chainsaw artist simon o'rourke stands between life size wood sculptures of Bill Shankly and Kenny Dalglish, two of many sporting sculptures made by simon

by  This week on Twitter we shared a portrait of sporting legend Bill Shankly that Simon made. He was one of four famous Liverpudlians that Simon created live at the Pierhead in 2018. Afterwards, the sculptures were all auctioned off for children’s charity, Variety. It got us thinking about other sports figures Simon has carved … Read more

Perfect Portrait for You: Part Two

If you regularly read our blog, you’ll know that last week we began writing about the perfect portrait scultpure for you. We feel people sometimes shy away from commissioning a portrait. That can be for lots of different reasons. However, we also know that portraiture is extremely varied. Simon is also able to sculpt in … Read more

The Perfect Portrait Sculpture for You: Part One

There’s an app for that! We often hear that when we need a digital solution. But did you know, when it comes to portraits, Simon’s ‘got a carve for that!’ It’s true!  Portraiture has changed a lot over the centuries, and there are lots of different ways to capture and represent a person. Whatever your … Read more

Ayrton Senna Tribute Sculpture

When we think about ‘celebrity deaths’ over the last 25 years, many tragic or difficult stories come to mind. We think of many phenomenally talented individuals where we lament the loss, and the potential unfulfilled. None more so than Brazilian F1 driver, Ayrton Senna. 2019 marked 25 years since his tragic death at the San … Read more

Queen of the South Legends Unveiled

Back in May we started sharing videos and photos of a statue of three footballers that Simon was working on. Five months later, we’re proud to see the statue of the Queen of the South legends finally installed and unveiled! The Commission The statue was commissioned by The People’s Project and stands outside the Queen … Read more