Starting his career as
a successful illustrator in Chicago, Phil was drawn to the world
of fine art in 1980 when he arrived in Scottsdale, Arizona. A
colorist with a painterly style who stresses harmony in his artwork,
Phil studied at the American Academy of Fine Art in Chicago.
He is a versatile artist who specializes in figurative work.
Phil's love for animals is apparent in his work, and animals
appear in most of his painting as he brings them to life on canvas.
Phil's predominant medium is oil , but he is also known for his
speed and accuracy in his beautiful drawings.
Phil has been an instructor
at the Scottsdale Artist School for over twenty years, and has
also taught workshops around the country, where his talents are
sought after as an instructor and lecturer. His paintings have
garnered numerous awards and hang in many private and corporate
collections throughout the United States and abroad. Phil has
been honored with the highest awards presented in several different
museum shows, including Gold Medal in oil, Best in Show, Artist
Choice Award, and the prestigious Goodman Award for best oil
painting in the show. Cheyenne's Old West Museum honored Phil
in 2008 with the Museum Purchase Award for his painting Cowboy
School . The painting was also selected for the limited print
for 2009. The Museum Purchase was again given to Phil in 2011
for his painting Standing Bovation.
He has been featured
in Southwest Art Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, Western
Horseman and several other publications.
Phil is a participant
in several shows including, Settlers West Miniature Show, Mountain
Oyster Club, Cheyenne Frontier Days Museum Show
and Phippen Museum Show.
Phil lives with his artist
wife, Marty, in Scottsdale, Arizona. His passion for painting
is never ending, and it is truly that, a passion.