Ant Beetlestone studied at the Frink School of Sculpture where the emphasis on drawing and modelling from life gave him an appreciation of modern masters like Elizabeth Frink. He works in his studio at his home in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.
Ant uses wood carving to make expressive statements about man’s relationship with nature. His work has a contemporary feel through the use of the chainsaw, with which much of it is made. This process allows him to work fast but also ties these carvings to the drawings they are based on.