Inspired by rustic scenes of wild nature, artist Faith Montgomery of Woodensense creates striking works of wooden art. Featuring breathtaking landscapes framed by creatively carved reclaimed wood, each of Montgomery’s pieces exhibits her obvious penchant for painting and her undeniable love of the great outdoors.
Presenting beautifully painted peaks of majestic mountains, towering trees, starry skies, and shimmering bodies of water, Montgomery’s collection of works offers awe-inspiring views of nature. What makes these piece even more striking, however, is the artist’s inventive approach to framing. Made out of reclaimed wood, each frame showcases Montgomery’s apt appreciation for the environment. Additionally, she has carved the silhouettes of nature-inspired motifs into the timber, adorning the upcycled structures with rustic cut-outs and pertinent silhouettes.
Given the level of skill apparent in her portfolio of reclaimed wood art, you may be surprised to learn that painting is not Montgomery’s speciality. Her background, she explains, is actually in drawing. A few years ago, however, she decided to try her hand at painting as a means of artistic exploration.”I’m more of a sketch artist but I thought that painting could allow me to broaden my horizons,” she explains on the Woodensense Etsy. “And, to me, in this world there is nothing more beautiful than the world itself. We take for granted nature and all it has to offer, so by capturing just a glimpse of it, maybe the little things in life can become big things.”