Wood carving has been his profession for ten years, since he stopped stone carving. He formerly worked in restoration of stone work and memorials. He now makes large outdoor wood sculptures and smaller indoor pieces. Almost all of the work is made with a chainsaw, although small but significant finishing details he leaves to carve by hand. He studied at the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture, and went on to teach at the Art Academy in London, before setting up his own workshop. He now lives with his family on an old fruit farm in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
The chainsaw, contrary to popular opinion, is a sensitive carving tool capable of great subtlety and expressive movement. Carving with one is quite different to using chisels and a mallet; it is closer in feeling to sketching, as you become totally absorbed in the mark-making.