about the artist
Inspired by the nautical splendor of the New England coastline, Phil Costello creates sculptures and carvings that call forth the wonder and beauty of nature in wood.
Under the tutelage of master carvers Dimitrios Klitsas, Chris Pye, Wick Aherns and others, Phil learned the intricacies of wood-carving detail and design, utilizing wood as a medium to manifest beautiful, one-of-a-kind artistic treasures. Through unabashed determination and natural talent, Phil discovered a potential for creation that is boundless.
Through careful honing of technique and process, Phil has carved a place for himself among the finest artisans and adepts of the wood sculpting craft. From his studios in Southern Maine and Southwest Florida he is surrounded by the beauty in and around the ocean and is inspired to duplicate these nautical pieces in detail with masterful skill. His vision for design and the careful planning of each piece, along with the type of wood used, allows for efficient, flawless execution of realistic sculptures.
New and novel sculpture requests keep Phil in a continual state of artistic development, and he readily enjoys the challenge of creating custom commission works.
Locals, travelers and vacationers alike are welcome to contact Phil for a closer view of his works and the natural beauty of wood rendered in artistic form. See the joy of revealing the beauty that lies deep in the depths of wood.