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

Sculptures with a Royal Theme: Chainsaw Carving Coronation Blog

With an estimated 300 million people tuning in today to watch the coronation of King Charles III, there was only one choice for today’s blog! This week I’m going to look back at some of my sculptures with a royal theme… KING CHARLES II The first of my sculptures with a royal theme is one … 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

13 Beautiful Places to See Chainsaw Carved Sculptures in Wales

The Easter holidays are approaching, and for some of you that hopefully gives opportunity to spend some time relaxing. Maybe you’ll be going on holiday. Perhaps it’ll be more of a ‘staycation’ finding things to do around your home. For anyone who is going to be in this neck of the woods this Easter holiday … Read more

A Brand New Bee Story Sculpture Trail in Frodsham

What do Ruby the Owl, Horatio Hedgehog, Verity Vole and Fudge the Dachshund have in common? Not sure?These are all protagonists from sculpture trails I’ve created. And now there’s a new character to add to the list. Meet Matilda the Bee! Matilda is the main character in a brand new bee story sculpture trail I’ve … Read more

Elan Valley Sculpture Trail

At the start of October, I partnered with fellow carvers Paul Edwards and Matthew Crabb to create the Elan Valley Sculpture trail. It was rainy, cold, and grey but the bad weather didn’t distract from the beauty of the area. Keep reading to find out more about the project… About the Elan Valley The Elan … Read more

Highclere Castle Green Man Sculpture

This week’s blog is about a special commission from earlier this year: the Highclere Castle Green Man sculpture. Our Connection with Highclere It’s not every day an artist gets to create something for a place as well-known and prestigious as Highclere (aka Downton Abbey!). So how did this commission come about? The answer is… a … Read more

A Hand Between Sky and Earth Sculpture

close up of the palm of simon o'rourke's wooden A Hand Between Sky and Earth sculpture in Allai

Today is Earth Day 2022 so I’m going to share one of my most recent sculptures with an environmental message: A Hand Between Sky and Earth.     Earth Day 2022 Before I jump into the story of the A Hand Between Sky and Earth sculpture, what is Earth Day? And why is it relevant? … Read more