Baz is a self-taught artist, having previously drawn, painted and carved throughout his working life. He developed an interest in art while visiting other countries as a clearance diver in the Royal Navy. After leaving the services he started doing up old properties, including a farm in Wales, and subsequently set up a delicatessen in Dartmouth. With his partner Maureen Kennedy, he moved to Cornwall in 1988 where they started Penzance gallery named ‘Dick the Dog’ after his old bull terrier. Baz’s work stems from an interest in the art of primitive cultures; Inuit, Maori, African and Celtic. This richness of cultural artefacts provides a wealth of material from which to draw inspiration for his stone carving. The range of work can best be described as an interpretation of primitive images. He works mostly in stone, bone and wood, occasionally using metals and semi-precious stones.