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About Phoebe

Raised in British Columbia and having lived in Sooke since 1979, Phoebe has always appreciated the art and aesthetics found in nature, growing up amidst a family of writers, musicians, artists, boaters, paddlers and adventurists. Her reverence for wood began at an early age. Her passion for wood came early on from watching her father beachcomb and carve toys from found wood.

Phoebe has spent the last three decades exploring Vancouver Island by land and water and when a hand accident stopped her from creating pottery, she turned to wood art. On the many paddling trips she took with her twin sister, artist and writer, Mary Gazetas and family, she started carving fish and paddles. By 2006 she had her own carving shed constructed, she stayed home more often and started to carve functional burl art.

Phoebe has had her wood art showcased and sold at the Sooke Harbour House, Island Woodworks on Salt Spring Island, Vienna Bakery in Sooke, the Sooke Annual Arts & Crafts Show, Sooke Fine Arts Show and West Coast Wood Design Gallery in Sidney.

She has had commissions from all over the world.

Appointments can be arranged to visit Phoebe at her studio. Email or phone Phoebe at 250-642-4342.

Photo Ray Smith/Times Colonist December 4, 2005