Victor trained as a graphic designer, and followed this with an MA at the Royal College in textiles. Since then his work has taken many diverse forms, from teaching to painting municipal railings. Although he still knits, he has successfully reduced his textile output to ties and is now principally known for his driftwood boats.
He collects selected pieces of driftwood which have an inherent boat shape trapped within their form. All he has to do is to release and enhance the boat.
He uses soft worn woods lightly decorated in subtle reds, blues and greens to create the effect of trawlers and little pleasure boats. They are not remotely naturalistic, but often carry tiny details—metal anchors and portholes, messages coded in seafaring flags.
He has recently taken to making houses. Like something from the north Cornish coast, they rest in craggy lines, nestled into larger pieces of wood.