Ant Beetlestone is a sculptor that works in the modern figurative tradition. He 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.
He studied at the Frink School of Sculpture where the emphasis on drawing and modelling from life gave him an appreciation of the modern masters like Elizabeth Frink. Since leaving art school, he has taught sculpture in London, worked in restoration and produced public art. He now works in his studio at his home in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.