Bernard was born in Makoni near Rusape in East Zimbabwe. He attended his O’Level education at Inyati High School in Rusape in 1992. He went to Chibaya Farm where he worked for two years in 1994 and then moved to Harare where his father was working. He tried looking for a job in Harare but failed and in 1996 he met sculptors Washington Musonza, Jonothan Mhondorohuma, Chrispen June and Lameck Bonjisi, these artists encouraged him to start stone sculpting. He found this formative years difficult as he had no experience in artistic expression. He worked alongside these famous artists until he discovered that he had a talent of his own and protected his own distinctive style from the influence of others.
Most of his ideas come from his family but besides getting ideas from the family he had some other experiences from the bush. He herded cattle at home, so as a cattle herder in the bush he would see and talk to old wise men, listening to stories about their separation from their bodies and their spirits. He would see a few people wearing animal skins and some hunting and gathering their cattle in the caves. Bernard would see the bones of the old animals and started to make his own sculptures, such as skeletons of animals that he saw.
Bernard uses Springstone, Serpentine and Opal stone in his sculpture. He specialise in figures, animals and abstracts. In his spare time he enjoys watching television and listening to stories from old people about how the old people and animals survived in the years of the Khoi Khoi people and the bushman.
He also enjoys travelling to places like Chinhoyi caves, museums and national parks.