Hi I’m Chris McCallum and I have been a chainsaw carving artist for the past 8 years, I was previously working as a carpenter joiner running my own business but due to the economic climate and the down turn in work availability I decided to pursue my true calling and became a wood sculpture artist. From a very young age I was naturally artistic and enjoyed art more than anything else in school and later on also turned my attentions to carpentry and joinery. My introduction into wood carving sculpting went very well and I soon realised I had a natural talent for carving and was soon able to produce carvings of a saleable quality. I am always pushing to produce ever better carvings always wanting to improve. All my carvings get the same attention to detail whether it is an owl of the style I have carved many times or a one off commission carving. I’m not a chainsaw carving purist, purist being a carver who solely only uses chainsaws, I use many tools including chainsaws in order to produce carvings of the quality and detail I can be happy with. As well as carving from my workshop and shows I also can be commissioned to do carvings from a log or stump.
In my website you will see many carvings that I have produced from Mushrooms, Toadstools hedgehogs, Eagle owls, Tawny owls, Barn owls, Eagles, Meerkats, Pigs, Sheep. Bears, Wishing well, Easter Island Head, Rabbit, Elephant, Penguin, Druid, Pheasant, Axe, etc.
Many of my popular carvings can be found in my online shop and can be purchased on the website.
My carvings can be seen at local shows and from my home workshop at Knayton near Thirsk North Yorkshire just outside the lovely North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
If you wish to commission a one off carving or for any other enquiry please contact Chris 07850 356753