WOODFEST COUNTRY SHOW

WOOD CARVER LIST 2019

Location: Chainsaw Carving Arena

Ian Murray from Wales 

 

As a fully licensed, professional sculptor and arborist, I now provide a service to the general public as well as large corporations. I also showcase my talent at shows and events worldwide by creating fine pieces of art out of re-claimed timber/standing trees.

Ian Murray will be carving on both days at WoodFest Country Show. You will be able to purchase any of his work at the show.

Contact Ian directly at ianmurraychainsawcarving@btconnect.com

Simon Archer from England   

 

Simon Archer studied BA (Hons) in Fine Art and graduated in 1997. Since then, he has been working as an environmental artist and chainsaw sculptor in England and Wales.

 

Using traditional wood carving tools alongside chainsaws and power tools Simon Archer creates sculptures and outdoor seating for private gardens and public spaces.

Simon Archer will be carving on both days at WoodFest Country Show. You will be able to purchase any of his work at the show. Contact Simon directly at contact@wisewood.org.uk

Ian Williams from Wales

 

As a chainsaw carver Based in the heart of North Wales I make a range of bespoke, wooden chainsaw sculptures from 2 foot owls, 7 foot Wizards, to large tree stump carving, and each one is filled with character and charm. I started carving, using my skills with the chainsaw, and my interest in art from my school years. All my carvings are made from trees which have either fell naturally or need to be felled for woodland management purposes. I try to make the trees come back to life with all of the beauty of the wood showing through.

Ian Williams will be carving on both days at WoodFest Country Show. You will be able to purchase any of his work at the show. Contact Ian directly at hello@ianwilliams-chainsawcarving.com

Denius Parson from England

 

My name is Denius Parson, I'm a Architectural Chainsaw Sculptor. I create bespoke timber buildings and chainsaw sculptures. I specialize in completely unique structures that are perfectly integrated into their surroundings and enhance the natural form of the materials used. I can build you a wonderful woodland home office with details that will delight, a magical play house for your children, or a cosy cabin so you can escape the world for a while.

All of my work is bespoke, so please do look at the wide variety of wooden building and chainsaw sculpture work in the gallery. If you would like to talk about a chainsaw sculpture or a building project, I would love to hear from you. I'm based in Painswick, Gloucestershire but take on work across the Cotswolds as well as farther afield.

Jonny Stableford from Scotland

 

Welcome to Chainsaw Art, the online portfolio of Arboriculturalist and chainsaw carver Jonny Stableford.

Based in the historic town of Linlithgow near Edinburgh, full time tree surgeon and training provider Jonny, uses his professional skills to create unique chainsaw carvings from a single piece of wood.
Limited only by the size of the timber, Jonny can produce bespoke items for your individual needs be it a garden, business premises or public space.

I undertake work to produce unique carvings to a specific design and customised to your request. If you are interested in commissioning a carving for your commercial or personal space

Tom Harris Ward from Scotland

 

Tom has been carving for 10 year, but first used a chainsaw when he was just 9 years old, as his dad worked in the forestry sector.

 

He mainly carves Scottish wildlife, but have carved all sorts of things in the past from models of peoples cars, to a life size north sea commercial diver. He has competed at several events including Carve up the coast in Southport and Carve Carrbridge, where he was placed second this year.

 

Tom Harris Ward will be carving on both days at WoodFest Country Show. You will be able to purchase any of his work at the show. 

 

Contact Tom directly at tomharrisward@hotmail.co.uk

Richard Austin from Wales

 

Working from his studios in the New Forest Richard Austin is a noted chainsaw carver who shows his work at numerous craft shows, country fairs and carving competitions.

Richard is available for private or public commissions contact him for more details.

 

Richard Austin will be carving on both days at WoodFest Country Show. You will be able to purchase any of his work at the show. 

 

Contact Richard directly at richardaustin1@mac.com

David Roberts from Scotland

 

David Roberts is a chainsaw-carver in the Aberdeen-area. He takes dead wood and use a variety of tools to produce carvings for home, garden or simply to 'return to nature'.

David is available for private or public commissions contact him for more details.

 

David Roberts will be carving on both days at WoodFest Country Show. You will be able to purchase any of his work at the show. 

 

Contact David directly at ddervish@hotmail.com

Duncan Kitson from North Wales

 

Duncan Kitson Chainsaw Sculptor was born, raised and still resides on the North West coast of Anglesey, North Wales.

Duncan has an extensive knowledge of trees, their history, age, condition, durability and suitability for all types of projects. He can carve fallen trees or living trees into bespoke pieces of art for schools, public areas or private commissions. With over thirty five years experience, Duncan has represented Wales and Great Britain in many international wood and snow sculpture symposiums and competitions. His wood carving work can be seen throughout the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA.

 

Duncan Simon on duncan@duncankitson.com

Edward Parkes from North Wales

 

Ellesmere Port can now lay claim to having its very own dragon's den thanks to an amazing wood carving.

The eye-catching sculpture of the mythical creature in the garden of a home on Wellington Road has been winning admiring glances and a lot of praise.

Edward has a portfolio of pieces which can be seen on his Facebook page, ranging from large scale designs for businesses to smaller more quirky garden and household ornaments.

His latest design in Ellesmere Port was at the request of the homeowner who had chopped down a tree, but had wanted to create something with the remaining stump.

He added: “They gave me a picture of what they wanted and told me to do my interpretation of it.

“So I just started chipping away and made little cuts to begin with, before using the chainsaw.

Arran Scott from England

 

Arran Scott is a self-taught chainsaw sculptor and 3D artist, who is inspired by the natural environment and the levels of creativity that are found within.  He Started Chainsaw Carving in 2011 and has completed many exciting commissions around the UK.

From a young age, Arran has been involved in many different woodworking processes, which has enabled him to fully understand his materials and reveal the image within. In September 2015 Arran took a break from the saw and turned his hands to hand carving. His Tutor named Andrew Thomas, who is an award-winning 3D Sculptor and visionary artist inspired Arran to continue his focus and creativity in the art form. His level of creativity and his understanding of the nature around us has led him to progress further in his career as a chainsaw artist.​​​​

Timothy Klock from USA

 

In 2003 Tim nearly destroyed his ankle in a timber framing accident. During the year-long recovery, he started carving with a chainsaw to keep from going crazy. Four months after carving his first bear, he was invited to demonstrate his art at Blair county's Keystone Fair. Three years later, he was competing in the Echo cup Championship in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He has also competed in the U.K. at the English open and carved in Carrbridge, Scotland since 2011. Tim is looking forward to another trip across the pond this year at WoodFest Country Show.

 

When he's not travelling and competing, he can be found at his studio in Altoona, PA doing commission work and giving lessons to help other artists achieve their dreams and goals.

Steve Elsby from England

With a background in forestry, I've been carving for about 16 years. Steve attended shows and events, often demonstrating chainsaw carving for the public.

 

He undertakes many commissions private and public, either on site where a tree stump needs carving or providing the wood myself.

 

All the wood I use is locally sourced from woodlands or through tree surgeons and other contacts.​

 

Dan Cordell from England

 

Dan Cordell Studied Fine Art Sculpture at Loughborough University, gaining a First class honours degree in 2001.

Since then he has worked as a stone sculptor and a technician before deciding to carve wood full time in 2003. 

 

Since that time Daniel has carved a living, gained many commissions and been invited to attend events the worldwide.

 

His love for travel and different cultures has taken him to many exciting places. The most memorable being Cambodia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands. He also enjoys painting and photography, Cycling and Skiing.

Simon Hedger from Wales

 

Coming from a family of woodworkers, Simon started out over 30 years ago as a traditional hand carver using axes and chisels. Eventually his artform evolved into large scale public art pieces and so he began using chainsaws as a means of sculpting.​

Being an active member of the Welsh community that he lives in, his carvings have been greatly inspired by the legends of the Celts and the deep rich history of Wales. He has been described in the past as a folk artist that leaves a sense of movement and spirit within the pieces he creates.

 

Chris Wood from Wales

 

Chris Wood AKA Wood Art Works, has been working professionally as an artist since 1999.

 

Prior to that he worked for ten years as a fabricator welder, during that time he took A level art and spent six years in life drawing classes exploring the human form in every media available, after getting made redundant from his job, he realised there was only one thing I wanted to do, become a professional artist.

 

Since he has worked on hundreds of projects each one different to the next, from children's workshops making masks or lanterns etc, to giant chainsaw sculptures, or shop displays on Oxford street. The diversity in his work has given him valuable and unique experience, that has constantly pushed him to new levels.

 

Garry Turler from Wales

 

Garry Turler, from Swansea is a prolific chainsaw artist providing, hand carvings and more.

 

 

His company, Wildboar Carvings takes on commissions from the general public. He can be contacted at the following: Telephone. 07903 582225 . 

 

Email. wildboarcarvings@gmail.com Website. www.wildboarcarvings.com

 

Luke Wesley from England

 

Luke Wesley is famous for chainsaw carvings that are incorporated into the frame and structure of buildings. Made from rustic green ash frame, pallet wood shingles, roof truss decking with Apple tree growing out of it!

 

The whole building is freestanding and it could be moved if you wanted, made from ash from local woodland, pallets, reclaimed timber, reclaimed glass. He has been collecting things that could help build the cabin of the green man for about 3 year now.

Look out for Luke at WoodFest 2018.​

 

 

Gary Orange from England

 

After a life-changing accident 10 years ago Gary Orange decided to pick up his chainsaw and combine it with his artistic instincts, to begin creating chainsaw carved sculptures and seating. He now works with private clients, organisations, schools, and festivals to produce bespoke sculptures and seating. He also exhibits his work in sculpture exhibitions nationally.

 

Recent commissions include Burrator Reservoir visitor centre – Dartmoor National Park, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset and recent exhibitions include RHS Rosemoor Gardens Winter Sculpture exhibition and Sir Harold Hillier Gardens – Art in The Garden sculpture exhibition. He works on both large scale and small scale, working closely with my clients to design and create bespoke pieces.

 

 

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