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Jim Phillips

PaintingsbyJimPhillips

Jacksonville, NC

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Greetings and welcome to my profile, my name is Jim Phillips. I am a formally trained artist with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commercial Design and a minor in painting. Outside my normal college studies include a summer spent in Italy where I studied Italian and Italian Art History while taking a life study class as well. Even though my career was based in the graphic arts, the work represented here is photographed digital reproductions of my fine art paintings only, no graphic design or digital painting will be represented on this site.

The Impressionists forsook literary and anecdotal subjects and, indeed, rejected the role of imagination in the creation of works of art. Instead they observed nature closely, with a scientific interest in visual phenomena. Although they painted everyday subjects, they avoided the vulgar and ugly, seeking visual realism by extraordinary stylistic means. By this definition I consider myself as a contemporary artist painting in an Impressionistic Style. I was originally trained as an oil painter, however over the last several decades of my 45 year painting career, my focus has been on both an English style of watercolor and a more modern traditional use of acrylics on stretched canvas or canvas panel. One of my favorite Impressionist artist was Claude Monet and he best describes how I feel about trying to label my style of painting. He was quoted as saying, “People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.” Like Monet it is my desire that you not spend your time trying to label or define my work, but rather to simply enjoy it.

I currently teach acrylic painting classes through the Division of Continuing Education at Coastal Carolina Community College. you may check online at Coastal’s website, www.coastalcarolina.edu for class scheduling information. Each Spring I add a Plein Aire class for those local artist ready to carry their painting skills outdoors.

I belong and support two of my local Arts Councils in both Onslow and Carteret counties. I also enjoy painting with en plein aire group called OOPS (Onslow Outdoor Painters Society) which is my local county's group, but also belong to the North Carolina Plein Aire Painters as well. You may visit OOPS at their blog at http://oopsnc.blogspot.com or the state's site at http://ncpap.org

I have presented on this site a full range of ways to purchase printed versions of my artwork, however I do sell original artwork and accept commission work as well. You may contact me through the email service on this site.




 

The Wicker Wine Bottle by Jim Phillips

 

The Hidden Villa by Jim Phillips

 

Jacksonville Commons by Jim Phillips

 

Round the Mountain by Jim Phillips

 

Poppies at Cedar Point by Jim Phillips

 

Union Chapel Church by Jim Phillips

 

Octagon House by Jim Phillips

 

The Field's Farm by Jim Phillips

 

Setting on the Pines by Jim Phillips

 

The Sheep Farm by Jim Phillips

 

Anchor and Globe # 2 by Jim Phillips

 

At the Rock Quarry by Jim Phillips

 

Anchor and Globe by Jim Phillips

 

Creek Bend by Jim Phillips

 

Cottage by the Lake by Jim Phillips

 

My Secret Boat Ramp by Jim Phillips

 

View from the Bridge by Jim Phillips

 

View from Sturgeon City Park by Jim Phillips

 

Looks Like Rain by Jim Phillips

 

Country Lane by Jim Phillips

 

Bright Willows on the River by Jim Phillips

 

Looking SW on Emerald Isle by Jim Phillips

 

Willingham Park by Jim Phillips

 

North Topsail Island by Jim Phillips

 

JD's Backker Barn by Jim Phillips

 

Across the White Oak by Jim Phillips

 

The House Barn by Jim Phillips

 

Back in the Neighborhood by Jim Phillips

 

Old Red Stone Bridge by Jim Phillips

 

Mississippi Mix by Jim Phillips

 

Used to Be by Jim Phillips

 

The Pack Houses by Jim Phillips

 

Tribute to First Black Marines by Jim Phillips

 

North Topsail Beach by Jim Phillips

 

Neighbor's Boat Dock by Jim Phillips

 

Old Tractor Shed by Jim Phillips

 

New River Morning Mist by Jim Phillips

 

House on the River by Jim Phillips

 

Bench at Waterfront Park by Jim Phillips

 

North Topsail Beach by Jim Phillips

 

Back Porch Garden 1 by Jim Phillips

 

Downtown Parking by Jim Phillips

 

Onslow New Courthouse by Jim Phillips

 

Country Snow by Jim Phillips

 

The Old Warehouse by Jim Phillips

 

On the Road Again by Jim Phillips

 

Stephie on the Beach by Jim Phillips

 

One Lane Bridge by Jim Phillips