Philip Hodges


After receiving an undergraduate degree from the School of Architecture at the Technical University of Nova Scotia (BEDS) Philip moved to Toronto to pursue work in that field. His love of painting led to a 25 year career in the decorative arts within the field of interior design. The world of decorative painting and faux finishes was a natural stepping-stone to mural work and eventually working on canvas.

Now a full-time artist living in Nova Scotia, Philip works primarily in acrylic. His realistic works are influenced by his studies in architecture as well as a love of the rugged and weathered maritime landscape of Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Still life is also an interest in terms of the exploration of rendering texture and light, as well as the visual narrative of an assemblage of objects.

He is actively involved in the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts as well as Crossroad Artists. Since 2012 Philip has owned and operated Twelve Acre Hill Gallery (Seabright, NS) where he shows his work along with that of others from the area.

The gallery is open seasonally by chance or appointment. Visit for more details. Please call 902-219-1188 to confirm hours.

Philip’s work can also be seen online at