Meet the maker Rob and Kim

We are collaborative artists who work mainly with wood. As people we are deeply in tune with nature and our art is based around such themes. Because of this, wood, is the obvious choice for our sculpture. It adds its own grace and beauty to all our of work and we try to bring the best out of this inherent quality. We draw inspiration from working in a woodland and we have the artists ability to really "see" our surroundings.

As artists we have a symbiotic relationship. Our styles and strengths really complement one and other and we're able to push each other in a creative sense. We are equally at home carving both figuratively and abstractly and we use both modern and traditional tools to achieve our aims. Most of our work is crafted using chainsaws, however, allowing us to work quickly and with a real creative flow.

We were both born in Yorkshire and followed other career paths before become self taught sculptors. The process of discovery that comes with being self taught is a rich experience that allows an unbridled approach and taps into humanities inbuilt desire to learn through trial, error and play.

The wood we use is always UK grown and sustainably sourced. We use many pieces that would otherwise be seen as waste product or firewood. We use old stumps in situ as well as timber from local tree surgeons or forestry operations.

Our work can be seen nationwide, and after carving mushrooms exclusively when we first started, we have grown to become among the leading wood sculptors in the country. We have work at various National Trust and English Heritage properties and we recently completed a large Macbeth Sculpture Trail for Glamis Castle in Scotland, a Royal commission. We have just had our first solo exhibition at Moignes Court in Dorset and are also preparing for a solo exhibition at National Trust Rievaulx Terrace in Yorkshire this coming June. Our work can be seen at various galleries throughout Dorset.

Kim Neith Thompson

Rob Neith Nicholson