Welcome to SWAMP BEAR ART 

custom chainsaw carving & wood work

Artwork by International Award Winning Sculptor....Joel Palmer - (506) 260-9464

Swamp Bear Art was established by Joel Palmer in the summer of 2012.  
Most of his works are carved entirely with a chainsaw, making his pieces one of a kind in every way.  He has an eye and ability to create incredible detail with just his saws. Other carving tools are sometimes used to give greater realism and special textures.  


Joel has been artistic his whole life and has experimented with various mediums before discovering chainsaw art.  The journey has just begun with this wonderful art form yet it has been something he's been working at his whole life.  Many of the projects on this site are Joel's first pieces - a far cry from where his work has progressed to today. It is his constant dedication and desire to improve as an artist that makes Swamp Bear now one of the top in his profession. In his first 3 years of being in the business, Swamp Bear won two Atlantic Canada Sculpting Championships and competed with professionals from Atlantic Canada to the Pacific Coast, showcasing his work among the best of the best.  In 2016 Joel won the "Peoples Choice" award at a prestigious national sculpture competition with artists of varying mediums.  2017 was another great year for Swamp Bear with another Gold place win in Eibau, Germany with team Stihl Canada.  A true artist that continues to thrive on creativity and challenge.  His work can be found published in multiple magazines, news papers and film productions. In 2021 Joel won his first National Ice Sculpture Competition with his piece Surfing the North.  All in all Swamp Bear is considered one of the best in the industry and continues to make a name for himself year after year.  In the spring of 2022  Swamp Bear hit the big screen with the all new Chainsaw Sculpting series,..A CUT ABOVE!..  Series premier starts August 8th 2022 on Discovery.  


 Swamp Bear Art thanks you for finding this page and hope you enjoy the Journey of this very creative Chainsaw Carving Bear... so much more to come friends.

New Studio Location!

Swamp Bear's studio is now located on Lily Lake in Browns Flat, NB.   The 
4.25 acre property is mostly wetlands (aka swamp), home to painted turtles, beavers, ducks, wild cranberries, fish and so many wonderful and inspiring things.  A perfect place for an artist  like Swamp Bear call home. 

Onsite custom work available...

Contact Swamp Bear Art to bring your idea to life.  

Everything from architectural detailing, sculptures for your home or business, 

larger-than-life insects, custom beer taps, or a rustic sign for the cabin, whatever you have in mind-  this is the place to get it done.

WE DO ICE...and we do it custom just for you!
Whether your looking for something big or small basic or elaborate we bring you the best of the best in ice to your event or private gathering.  Swamp Bear Art creates custom designs and displays that are sure to impress.
To inquire about pricing and availability please feel fee to email [email protected] or call (506) 260 9464 - Joel Palmer