Wildlife chain saw artists at Maine Wildlife Park

Posted Aug. 06, 2013, at 11:29 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:50 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26, Gray, Maine

For more information: 207-657-4977;

GRAY, Maine —  Three professional chain saw artists will demonstrate their creative process from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.

The artists are: 

  • Ron Carlson of China is a professional chain saw carver who began woodcarving in the mid-1960s until a friend introduced him to chain saw art in the 1990s. The speed and versatility of chainsaw cutting amazed him, and his lifelong hobby became his business in 1993. Ron can be contacted directly at
  • Tim Pickett is from southern Maine and has carved the very popular bear, turtle and mountain lion at the wildlife park. Thousands of people have enjoyed these beautiful life-sized carvings and have had their photographs taken with them.
  • Dan Burns is from the Augusta area and specializes in carving bears and birds. He does free-standing carvings as well as stumps. You can see a large sampling of his work on his website at:
Bring cameras and ear plugs. Artists carvings will be offered for sale. Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5 for ages 4-12; $7 for adults; and $5 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person.