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Osprey

Osprey

This Osprey was sculpted with a chainsaw at a European Chainsaw Carving Copetition in September, 2010. The wood is Giant Redwood. It was purchased at auction by a person from the Lake District - who has the perfect situation for the Osprey to sit by a Tarn and look at people driving up the driveway.


Girl Guides Totem

Girl Guides Totem

Although not strictly a traditional Totem, this one was sculpted with a chainsaw for a Guide Camp in north Cheshire.


Eagle

Eagle

This eagle was sculpted with chainsaws in one day from a large oak log, and watches over the driveway of a house in Cheshire.


The Flying Fairy, Elf, and Wizard

The Flying Fairy, Elf, and Wizard

This chainsaw sculpture was created from a log of brown oak at the English Open International Chainsaw Carving Competition, held at Tabley, Cheshire in August, 2010. The sculpture depicts a tree with a small door. The Wizard is knocking on the door while an elf sitting on a branch is about to drop an acorn on his head. Menwhiule the Fairy who live sin the tree is about to fly away!


Wizard and Dragon

Wizard and Dragon

This seven foot plus chainsaw sculpture, using nothing other than chainsaws, was created at the Wales Woodfest, 2010. It was purchased at auction for the highest price of all sculptures, and is now on display at the front entrance of Gypsy Wood Park, Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 2TY.
The dragon has seen something and has drawn the Wizard's attention to it. The Wizard is peering at it. Is the Dragon friendly, or not? He certainly has big claws.


Hamadryad

Hamadryad

This Hamadryad, has been sculpted with a chainsaw from a solid log of oak and stands over two metres tall. She is pictured at the RHS Show, Tatton, 2010, on my 'Art in the Garden' exhibition stand.
She has had her breasts adjusted since this photo.


Wizard with his lamp

Wizard with his lamp

This Wizard holding a lamp was sculpted with chainsaws from a large log of oak and stands over two metres tall. He is pictured at the RHS Show, Tatton, 2010, on my 'Art in the Garden' exhibition stand.
He can also hold a bird feeder or a hanging basket. He is now in the grounds of a house in Alsager, Cheshire.


Two Owls (and a rabbit) in a tree - with seat -

Two Owls (and a rabbit) in a tree - with seat -

These two owls (and a rabbit) with a seat in the tree, were sculpted with chainsaws from a single log of oak.
They are pictured at the RHS Show, Tatton, 2010, on my 'Art in the Garden' exhibition stand.


Brown Bear

Brown Bear

This Brown Bear has been sculpted with a chainsaw from a log of Scots Pine. He stands over five feet tall.
He is at the RHS Show, Tatton, 2010, on my 'Art in the Garden' exhibition stand.


Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

This Grizzly Bear has been sculpted with a chainsaw from a log of Scots Pine. He stands over two metres tall.
He is pictured at the RHS Show, Tatton, 2010, on my 'Art in the Garden' exhibition stand.


The Owl and Fairy house

The Owl and Fairy house

This chainsaw sculpture was finished at the request of the owner as bare wood.
There is a large owl, a small doorway and some steps - and two ledges for Fairy ornaments. It is about eight feet high.


The Fisherman and Shrimp Lady, Morecambe Cemetery

The Fisherman and Shrimp Lady, Morecambe Cemetery

These two figures were created in two days - both sculpted with chainsaws. They both stand around six feet tall and were created from elm stumps.


Dickin Medal Memorial, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport

Dickin Medal Memorial, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport

This chainsaw sculpted Memorial to recipients of the Dickin Medal (the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross), is in Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport. There is a horse at the top, a mule, a carrier pigeon, a cat, an Alsation, and a mongrel dog that found people trapped by the Blitz bombings - as well as a dove of peace, and an inscription - 'They died in war - they still serve in conflict'. The sculpture is over 16 feet tall.


Dickin Medal Memorial, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport.

Dickin Medal Memorial, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport.

This chainsaw sculpted Memorial to recipients of the Dickin Medal (the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross), is in Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport. There is a horse at the top, a mule, a carrier pigeon, a cat, an Alsation, and a mongrel dog that found people trapped by the Blitz bombings - as well as a dove of peace, and an inscription - 'They died in war - they still serve in conflict'. The sculpture is over 16 feet tall.


Dickin Medal Memorial, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport.

Dickin Medal Memorial, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport.

This chainsaw sculpted Memorial to recipients of the Dickin Medal (the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross), is in Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport. There is a horse at the top, a mule, a carrier pigeon, a cat, an Alsation, and a mongrel dog that found people trapped by the Blitz bombings - as well as a dove of peace, and an inscription - 'They died in war - they still serve in conflict', and the Ministry of Defence emblem - shown in this photo. The sculpture is over 16 feet tall.


Ashley Village Owl

Ashley Village Owl

This large Owl on Ashley Road, Ashley, Cheshire, has been sculpted from the stump of an Ash tree - which had to be removed bacsue it was dangerous. The owl is 6-7' high and the overall height is 9-10' tall.


Large Bear and two cubs

Large Bear and two cubs

This large bear and two cubs was sculpted with chainsaws from the stump of a much-loved Horse Chestnut tree in Timperley, Cheshire. It is about 8' tall. The tree had to be removed because it was likely to cause a danger due to its size and age.
It is located at the front of a MENCAP Community Centre. There is significance in the pose and composition relevant to the location.


Old Man Story Teller

Old Man Story Teller

This chainsaw carving was sculpted in two and a half days as my entry to the 'English Open International Chainsaw Carving Competition' at Tatton Park, Cheshire, 2009. The man is reading a story to an owl and a fox when they all look up and to their left - as somebody has walked into the garden. The sculpture was sold at auction and bouth by the same people in north-west England who bought 'The Maestro' - see below. Carved from Redwood.


Large Tawny owl

Large Tawny owl

This very large Tawny Owl is over two metres high and was chainsaw carved from a large log of Sycamore for a beef farmer in Cheshire.


Native American Indian - and cowboy

Native American Indian - and cowboy

This is a seven foot high chainsaw carving I completed at a chainsaw carving competition at Reedsport, USA. I carved a native American Indian (holding a tomohawk) creeping around a tree, and on the other side a cowboy (holding a gun) creeping up behind the Indian.


'Maestro'

'Maestro'

This chainsaw carving was created from a log of Oak at the Wales Woodfest 2009. The 'Maestro' is over 6' high and is about to play a violin.


Heron and fish

Heron and fish

This chainsaw carving, from a Spruce stump, stands about nine feet high, and is situated between to houses in Poynton, Cheshire. The houses are opposite a lake - hence the subject.

The Heron, looking for fish, is unaware that the biggest fisah he could ever meet is jumping up behind him.


'Hannah' The Bald Eagle

'Hannah' The Bald Eagle

This chainsaw carving from a log of Beech is over 2 metres high. It is situated outside the Gauntlet Birds of Prey Centre, Knutsford, Cheshire.
She was created in April, 2006, and this photo was taken after Hannah had a 'makeover'!


'Old Man and his Fish Eagle'

'Old Man and his Fish Eagle'

This eight foot high chainsaw carving was created in two days from a large log of oak, at Seeburg-See, Germany where it won first place (the 'People's Choice' as voted by those attending) in a chainsaw carving event.
The event involved eleven chainsaw carvers from Germany and other countries including America.
It was sold at the auction at the end of the event and is now in the large garden of Marko and Annamaria in Werxhausen, Germany.


Large Buzzard

Large Buzzard

This large Buzzard has been chainsaw carved from a log of Sycamore. He stands about 7' high.
He is in the front garden of a house in Agden, Cheshire.


Axeman

Axeman

This 'Axeman' was chainsaw carved for a bit of fun at the APF, 2008, Forestry exhibition at Cannock Chase Staffordshire. The wood is Redwood.
The 'Axeman' was bought at auction by a person from Southern Ireland.


'Old Man of the woods - and friends'

'Old Man of the woods - and friends'

I chainsaw carved this 'Old Man of the woods- and friends' over two and a half days at the English Open International Chainsaw Carving Competition at Tatton Park, Cheshire, 2008, from a log of Sycamore.
The chainsaw carving is over 4 metres high and is now situated on a beautiful estate in Ruthin, North Wales.
The Old Man is holding a Wren in his hands and there are two owls and a Bald Eagle sitting in the tree behind him.


Chinese Dragon

Chinese Dragon

A one day chainsaw carving of a Chinese Dragon from a Horse Chestnut stump standing about seven feet high


'The Wizard of Old Moat Park', Manchester.

'The Wizard of Old Moat Park', Manchester.

This Wizard is over six feet high and has been chainsaw carved from a large log of Beech. He is watching over Old Moat Park, Manchester.


'Woodland Guardian'

'Woodland Guardian'

This chainsaw carving of the 'Woodland Guardian was created at the Wales Woodfest, 2008, from a large log of Douglas Fir.

On the Thursday evening of arriving at the Woodfest I noticed the sun was setting on a beautiful evening. I wanted to orientate my carving so that he was looking at the setting sun - so he is looking at the horizon at the final point where the sun disappeared.

He is waiting for the sun to set before he takes off. At night, when he is flying around the buyer's garden or woodland he is protecting it from ne'er-do-wells, villains and thieves.

He has a non-threatening face, and is perhaps thoughtful about life in general but his arms and shoulders give a feeling that he has some physical power. The suggestion of spikes down his spine also give rise to a feeling that he could be threatening to the 'bad guys' if he wished. So too his hands and feet - has he got nails, or claws?

He has a large head - this contains a very large brain - which is good, because his eyes are always open. He never sleeps. He will protect your garden and woodland even during the daytime.


The Old Man of One House Nursery Sculpture Trail

The Old Man of One House Nursery Sculpture Trail

This chainsaw carving stands about 13 feet haigh and has been created from the stump of an Ash tree. The 'Old Man' figure stands in the grounds of the One House Nursery, just outside Macclesfield, Cheshire, and was created for their sculpture trail.


The Wizard of Worthington Park, Sale, Cheshire

The Wizard of Worthington Park, Sale, Cheshire

This 'Wizard of Worthington Park' has been chainsaw carved from a Beech tree stump in Worthington Park, Sale, Cheshire.
The carving stands about 10 feet high and was commissioned by the 'Friends of Worthington Park'.
This chainsaw carving can be located at grid reference 53 degrees 25 minutes 25.36 seconds North and 2 degrees 18 minutes 36.23 seconds West (but on Google Earth it still looks like a Beech tree with foliage).


'Greenman', Tatton Park Maze, Cheshire.

'Greenman', Tatton Park Maze, Cheshire.

This 'Greenman' has been chainsaw carved from a stump of a cedar tree in the centre of the Maze in Tatton Park gardens . It is approximately ten feet high.

On a personal note - I think this tree has real spirit, maybe it is his eyes. I feel he is a bringer of luck and good fortune.

Some say that if you walk exactly 244 paces to stop in front of him, and then hold your palm on him for four minutes and four seconds, while you make a wish, then some of his resilience, character and spirit will rub off on you - and your wish might be granted!


A very BIG Barn Owl

A very BIG Barn Owl

This Barn Owl has been chainsaw carved from a large Beech tree which had died and had to be taken down. It is situated in the garden of a house, on a hillside, near the village of Manley in Cheshire. A beautiful setting for an impressively sized owl!


Wizard and his Owl

Wizard and his Owl

This life-size Wizard with an owl on his right arm has been chainsaw carved from a tree stump and treated with a clear preservative. He stands at the top of a cul-de-sac in Cheadle, Cheshire.
If you want to know its exact location it can be see on Goggle Earth at:
53*23'45.13" N and 2*12'45.13"W
The tree shown at that location in full bloom is now the Wizard. The tree had to be felled due to rot further up.


The Mobberley Barn Owl - at sunset!

The Mobberley Barn Owl - at sunset!

This is a very nice photo of a chainsaw carving I have done in Mobberley. This carving is about 15' high and has starred on BBC North-west News. It was created from the stump of an on oak tree which remained in place when the rest of the tree was blown down in early 2007. The photo was taken by Ted Fisher (Tel: 07845 689782) who is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts course in Photography.


'Greenman'

'Greenman'

This 'Greenman' has been chainsaw carved into an old Horse Chestnut tree in Mobberley, Cheshire. There is a squirrel on the branch to the left. Better to use the tree stump and have something there - rather than an old stump, or no tree at all.


Hunter with his shotgun - chainsaw only

Hunter with his shotgun - chainsaw only

This chainsaw sculpture, created from an oak log, stands about 6'6" tall. It was sculpted in one day using only chainsaws due to the pressure of time.


'Wood fairy Rising'

'Wood fairy Rising'

A Wood Fairy rising from a log of beech in Dunham Park, Cheshire.
She is just over 6' tall.


'Man in the Moon'

'Man in the Moon'

This is a 6' high 'Man in the Moon' created from a large log of Chestnut.


'The Elf'

'The Elf'

This Elfin face was chainsaw carved from a large log of oak - on the other side there is the face of an 'Old Man of the Woods'.


'The Meaning of.....'

'The Meaning of.....'

This chainsaw carved druid/monk was created from a large log of oak. He stands about 8' tall. In his left arm he is carrying a book. The part of the title which can be seen, reads, 'The Meaning of'. The remainder of the title is obscured and it is up to the viewer to decide what the title might be. I know what it reads for me!
He is now in a beautiful area of Sussex in the grounds of a very nice house and family.


'Old Man Of The Woods'

'Old Man Of The Woods'

This 'Old Man of the Woods is life-size and was chainsaw carved from a large piece of oak at the English Open (International) Chainsaw carving Competition held at Tatton park in late August , 2007 - as part of the Tatton Park Country Show. He is now in a garden in Coventry.


Eagle Landing

Eagle Landing

This eagle landing on rocks is about nine feet high. It has been carved from a very large Y shaped log of elm and has been treated with Danish Oil.


Large Barn Owl

Large Barn Owl

This Barn Owl, carved from the stump of a horse chestnut tree blown down in the winter gales, 2007, stands about 8' high. It is in the front garden of a very large farmhouse in north Cheshire.


A large Barn Owl - from the back

A large Barn Owl - from the back

This is the view from the back of the above Barn Owl as seen by passers-by.


'Old Stumpy'

'Old Stumpy'

'Old Stumpy' was released from a 200+ year old beech tree in Dunham park, Cheshire. Recent storms brought down a lot of old trees on the Dunham estate of the National Trust. There are already many ecology wood piles and the wood from this tree would have been burned or left to rot.
So 'Old Stumpy' was created and will hopefully be in the Park for many years to come. He is about 7-8' high.


The Wizard of 'Thieves Hollow'

The Wizard of 'Thieves Hollow'

There is a legend about the Wizard of Thieves Hollow (see Google) and him buying, with treasure, a white horse from a passing man. This Wizard is waiting for another man with a white horse to pass by.
This chainsaw carving has been created from the very large stump of a beech tree - the rest of the tree came down in a wind - it is almost 11 feet high. A table and some benches have been made from the main trunk of the tree, by Tony Gates, who can take trees down and make them into furniture!.


'The Butler'

'The Butler'

'The Butler' is made from oak and stands at about 6' high.
He has a nicely snooty appearance and wears a full tailcoat.


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