City of Umatilla, FL
1 South Central Ave, PO Box 2286, Umatilla FL 32784
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Chain Saw Carving Chad Gainey - Cadwell Park March 2017
Chain Saw Carvings

Cadwell Park - Chad Gainey
Created March 2017

Photographs by Betsy Reed


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Artist Chad Gainey

Chad Gainey first started his career in chainsaw sculpture in the spring of 2011 as a way to enjoy weekends with his family at the local farmers market. His first carvings were various tikis carved out of scrap logs.

   Chad holds a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture Education from the University of Florida and spent several years teaching high school agriculture before making the transition to full time professional chainsaw artist after partnering with international power equipment manufacturer Husqvarna in early 2015. 

  The City of Umatilla has commissioned Mr. Gainey to create several sculptures in Cadwell Park and one in Larkin Park.  Other carvings can currently be found all across the United States as well as Canada and Germany.  

     Chad currently resides in north Florida with his family. He can be seen carving regularly at Open Houses and other dealer and corporate events for Husqvarna. 

Please visit his website at
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Larkin Park