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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.




 

Sturgeon City Park by Jim Phillips

 

Jacksonville Marina by Jim Phillips

 

Looking Down Willingham Park by Jim Phillips

 

The Corn Crib by Jim Phillips

 

Industrial Park Swamp by Jim Phillips

 

Country Lane by Jim Phillips

 

Home in Batesville, MS by Jim Phillips

 

Old Turkey House by Jim Phillips

 

The Verona Barn by Jim Phillips

 

Between Seasons by Jim Phillips

 

Down Town Jacksonville NC by Jim Phillips

 

Steeple Reflection by Jim Phillips

 

Sunrise Over Queens Creek by Jim Phillips

 

North Bank of the White Oak River by Jim Phillips

 

Jack's Place by Jim Phillips

 

Old As the Oaks by Jim Phillips

 

Autumn in the Rock Quarry by Jim Phillips

 

Poppies at Cedar Point by Jim Phillips

 

Round the Mountain by Jim Phillips

 

My Secret Boat Ramp by Jim Phillips

 

The Hidden Villa by Jim Phillips

 

Looks Like Rain by Jim Phillips

 

View from the Bridge by Jim Phillips

 

Willingham Park by Jim Phillips

 

View from Sturgeon City Park by Jim Phillips

 

The Breakfast Still Life by Jim Phillips

 

Country Lane by Jim Phillips

 

All Red by Jim Phillips

 

Looking SW on Emerald Isle by Jim Phillips

 

The Service Road by Jim Phillips

 

Bright Willows on the River by Jim Phillips

 

JD's Backker Barn by Jim Phillips

 

Across the White Oak by Jim Phillips

 

Back in the Neighborhood by Jim Phillips

 

Old Red Stone Bridge by Jim Phillips

 

North Topsail Beach by Jim Phillips

 

Mississippi Mix by Jim Phillips

 

Stephie on the Beach by Jim Phillips

 

North Topsail Beach by Jim Phillips

 

Polar Express by Jim Phillips

 

North Carolina Foothills by Jim Phillips

 

Remembering the Little Broad River by Jim Phillips

 

Used to Be by Jim Phillips

 

View from Phillips' Park by Jim Phillips

 

Tobacco Barn on Deppe Loop Rd by Jim Phillips

 

Jacksonville NC Waterfront by Jim Phillips

 

Blue Creek Fish Camp by Jim Phillips

 

View from Sturgeon City Park by Jim Phillips