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West Coast Chainsaw Artists


Nestled along side the Browns River is Vancouver Islands best kept secret. The West Coast Chainsaw Artists found a little piece of paradise and decided to set up their Outdoor Gallery at the Forbidden Studios, located at 4010 Forbidden Plateau Rd., Courtenay, BC.

Take a walk around the gardens and forested pathways, where you will see Kevin Lewis and Angela Kroeker’s spectacular chainsaw carvings. These aren’t just your typical roughed out chainsaw carvings, these are a work of fine wood art. As you enjoy your stroll through the grounds you will see wildlife, fantasy and a variety of functional art sculptures.

When they are not at their gallery, these two fine artists can be seen carving at exhibitions, fairs and other events across Canada, displaying the transformation of a plain block of wood to an amazing piece of artwork. All their pieces are one of a kind works of art, and commissioned, custom orders are available.

Each fine art piece is carved from reclaimed BC wood, consisting of Red and, Yellow Cedar, Maple and rare birds eye burls. Intricate root systems and driftwood make up their more talked about pieces.

The pair have been interviewed and noted for their talents in the Comox Valley Record, CTV Vancouver Island News, as well as several publications throughout Alberta.