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. 2022 has some big surprises and advances in store so stay tuned for updates on this years big reveals.
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.
HEY ALL!! its that time of the year again. The Annual National Ice Sculpture Competition is looking for your VOTE in selecting the 2022 winners! it takes only a few seconds of your time to pick your top three carvers. All votes welcome. Voting goes from February 11th to the 20th 2022. Many thanks and lets vote Swamp Bear for the WIN!