At an early age Foot's father taught him essential farming skills such as carpentry and welding and encouraged him to approach jobs in a practical and creative manner. When just ten years of age Foot began welding together odds and ends from the scrap pile into something he thought had some significance but which the rural community found somewhat amusing.
After completing a college degree in Mathematics, riding a Harley for a couple of years, and then starting a dive business in the Caribbean, Foot eventually purchased an elderly ketch and set sail towards the sunset. Five years later he arrived in Australia where he is now, 25 years later, regarded as a distinguished and notably environmentally motivated sculptor. His works are now displayed in many independent galleries around the world.
Working primarily with marble quarried from Chillagoe in Central Queensland, the focal subjects of Foot's work have been marine mammals.