Wood Storms, Wild Canvas is the first book to present iconic works by West Coast
sculptor, painter and boat builder Godfrey Stephens. Selected by Godfrey’s niece,
Gurdeep Stephens, these works represent Godfrey’s vast and varied oeuvre,
spanning his long and colourful life of travel and adventure.
In 2015, Wood Storms, Wild Canvas was a Gold Medal Winner – Best Regional Non-Fiction – in the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2015 (19th Annual Awards)!
“Godfrey Stephens stamps his personality on every beautiful thing that his fertile genius produces. When you encounter one of his paintings or monumental abstract wood carvings or one of his junk-rigged boats, you know who made it at once. All his work is unique, one-of-a-kind. This book documents that genius for, incredibly, the first time.”
– Peter Grant, historian
With a foreword by Robert Amos, and words by artists Joe David and Luis Merino, historian Peter Grant, writer and businessman Arran Stephens, collector Alexander Von Kleist, daughter Tilikum Stephens, boat builder Nikos Daroukakis, and author and publisher Lloyd Kahn of Shelter Publications. With photography featuring Aija Steele and Doug Van Sickle. Other photography in the book is from Lloyd Kahn, Devin Card, Henrik Lindstrom, Bruce Stotesbury, Garth Woodworth, Danny Norrie, Anthony Chilton, Christopher Roy, David Shipway, Joaquin Pedrero, Neva Redding and Molly Grant.
The book is edited by Marial Shea, cover design by Carey Graphics and final design by Jan Westendorp of Kato Design & Photo.
Publication date: October 28, 2014
ISBN number: 978-0-9938521-0-7
Publisher: D&I Enterprises, Victoria BC CANADA
SPECS: 9×12 inches, softcover with flaps, 144 pages, 237 colour and black and white photos. Over 50 full-page photos and full bleeds.