Phil grew up in a military family where he spent several years in Europe and was influenced by the museums and art work that he was exposed to. He attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he studied figure painting and drawing. After living and painting in the midwest for a number of years he and his family moved to Tucson AZ. The southwest, along with Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado were a great inspiration for his painting. Towards the end of 2019 Phil and his wife moved to Georgia. He looks forward to painting in the southeast and the Appalachian Mountains and will continue to make painting trips to Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah. Aside from the pure joy and excitement of painting his surroundings, Phil’s goal in painting is to try and reflect some of Gods glory in his creation. Phil teaches workshops around the country and for Scottsdale Artists School, he also teaches several online workshops.
Selected Exhibitions: Settlers West Great American West Show 2001 thru, 2020, Tucson, AZ Oklahoma City, OK Buffalo Bill Art Show 2001 thru 2020, Cody, WY Gilcrease Museum Miniature Show 2000 thru 2006, Tulsa, OK Berger Sandzen Museum, Lindsborg, KS The American Artists Professional League Grand National, NY, NY Knickerbocker Artists Annual Open, New York, NY Pastel Society of America, Inc. – 24th Annual Open, NY, NY California Art Club Gold Medal Show 2004 thru 2020, Pasadena, CA Mountain Oyster Club Western Art Show and Sale 2003 thru 2020 Tucson, AZ CM Russell Art Auction, Great Falls, MT, 2004, 2005, 2006. 2007, 2008, 2009 CM Russell Miniature Art Show, Great Falls, MT, Stars Over Tucson – Special Group Show – Settlers West Gallery – 2008 Cheyenne Frontier Day Western Art Show Publications: “California Light-A Century of Landscapes”, Jean Stern & Molly Siple, published 2011 “Land of Sunlight, Contemporary Paintings of San Diego County”, by James Lightner, pub. 2007 Western Art Collector – April 2015 Plein Air Magazine – April 2015