The Art Work Of Denise Nielsen and George Worthington

The Artists

Denise Nielsen and George Worthington
Our life partnership inspires us with continually new and creative ideas for a variety of sculptural wood carvings.
We have been working together in collaboration for over 25 years.
Nature and flowers provide inspiration for our carvings and also for Denise’s large flower oil paintings.
We enjoy making wood appear soft and pliable. Our work has been described as having a trompe l’ oeil quality to it.
We transform basic subjects into uniquely creative and fanciful sculptures.
Recently, we have been creating smaller nature vignettes with flowers, leaves, seed pods and or mushrooms in woodland settings.
The variety of themes for our wood carvings keeps our work ever changing and fresh.

2011 “Hot Tea” Show Del Mano Gallery, Los Angles CA
2010 “Floral and Fauna ” Show Del Mano Gallery, Los Angles CA
2010 “Hot Tea” Show Del Mano Gallery, Los Angles CA
2009 “Hot Tea” Show Del Mano Gallery, Los Angles CA
2009 “The Perfect Fit” Exhibition-Fuller Craft Museum Brockton MA
1997 “Fresh Clothes” Exhibition-Seattle WA

2015 Terrific Fashion  by Cristina Morozzi  - Coffee Table Book
2012 “A Gathering of Spoons”- Norman D. Stevens
2003 Wood Magazine
1996 Fine Woodworking Book Seven


2016 Award of Excellence American Craft Council, Baltimore  - Collectors of Wood Art
2016 Award of Excellence Art Festival Beth-El
2012 Award of Excellence American Craft Council, Baltimore
2001 Best Sculptural Objects Award, Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show

2010 Norman D. Stevens - Spoon collection
2010 The Barr Foundation - Torah Pointer Collection
2009 Sonny Kamm - Teapot Collection

Show History:

Art Festival Beth-El 2016, 2017
American Craft Council Show (ACC) Baltimore, MD 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017, 2018, 2019
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC 2010
Craft Boston, Boston MA 2005, 2007
Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, Philadelphia PA 2006, 2014
Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show, Philadelphia PA 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Paradise City Craft Shows:
Northampton MA 2002
Marlborough MA 2003
Philadelphia PA 2009
Rhinebeck Craft Show, Rhinebeck NY 1990,1994,1996,1997,1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Lyndhurst Castle Craft Show, Lyndhurst NY
1988,1990,1991,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000, 2001
Crafts Park Avenue, New York, New York 1999,2000
Armonk Art show 1998,









Book Boxes ect.


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