Artist creates scenes in wood

Posted by Rumin Mann
August 18th, 2011

The incredibly detailed wood-crafted pictures and scenes by artist George Phillips are on display at Lake City Ford during the 2011 Art Walk and Sale that  runs until Sept. 9 in the lakecity.

Phillips, who retires from Save-On Foods in the coming year, has enjoyed working with wood as a hobby for many years and plans to do even more wood crafting in future.

“When I retire I will become a full-time starving artist,” Phillips jokes.

He has always maintained an interest in the beauty and artistic potential of wood and uses domestic and exotic woods and veneers in his art work, as well as appropriate background materials. You will find pieces in beech, oak, maple, walnut, birch and other woods and in some cases combined woods of different colours.

Using detailed techniques of scroll and fretwork, he creates pictures that provide depth and open relief within a band or border.

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