My name is Charlie Volk, I started chainsaw carving about 12 years ago after retiring from construction work. At the time I knew nothing about carving. I live in a log house and wanted some carvings for around it. I went all over to find and maybe purchase some, but never found any that I liked. so I put a chainsaw in my hands and started to carve on my own, I was not very good back then. I carved a bear and asked my wife what she thought of it, She said "that is sure a cute pig". This upset me, so I practiced and practiced until I finally achieved a carving that resembled a bear. Since then I have carved eagles, owls, fish and many other things. I have had commissions for many pieces and have won many carving competitions. I have sold carvings all over the state, and my work is primarily done only with chainsaws. Hope you enjoy Art prize 2017
Charlie's ArtPrize Entries
These are Charlie's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Charlie's Past Work
These are images of past work that Charlie has done.