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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.




 

Sit'n in the Surf by Jim Phillips

 

The Catfish Pond by Jim Phillips

 

Heart and Soul by Jim Phillips

 

Portland On The Rocks by Jim Phillips

 

He's Kinda Different by Jim Phillips

 

The Butter Bean Patch by Jim Phillips

 

My Feet Are Too Short by Jim Phillips

 

People Love To Gather by Jim Phillips

 

Cape Lookout NC by Jim Phillips

 

Look Out I'm Going to Land by Jim Phillips

 

Morning View in South Port Looking at Oak Island by Jim Phillips

 

Unchanged by Jim Phillips

 

Pelleteir House 1850 by Jim Phillips

 

Two Pots by Jim Phillips

 

Crepe Myrtle in the Wetlands by Jim Phillips

 

A Sleepy Afternoon by Jim Phillips

 

Carolina Foothills by Jim Phillips

 

The Sun Slid Down the Ridge by Jim Phillips

 

Nature's Trumpets by Jim Phillips

 

The Scenic Route by Jim Phillips

 

Creek's Running High by Jim Phillips

 

Sarah's Eyes by Jim Phillips

 

Bird Rock by Jim Phillips

 

The Swallow End by Jim Phillips

 

Last of the Carolina Swing Bridges by Jim Phillips

 

Lady Loves To Fish by Jim Phillips

 

Palo Alto Plantation by Jim Phillips

 

Howdy Partner by Jim Phillips

 

City Hall and Fountain by Jim Phillips

 

I've Got My Eye On You by Jim Phillips

 

Way Down the Beach by Jim Phillips

 

Just Tulips by Jim Phillips

 

Pair of Browns by Jim Phillips

 

Behind River View Restaurant by Jim Phillips

 

Autumn Fields by Jim Phillips

 

Portland Head Light by Jim Phillips

 

Living at the Mouth of the White Oak River by Jim Phillips

 

Waiting on the Tide by Jim Phillips

 

Swansboro Shrimp Boats by Jim Phillips

 

Wild Flowers on the Cape Fear by Jim Phillips

 

I'm Gonna Miss Ya by Jim Phillips

 

Small Bowl of Fruit by Jim Phillips

 

Zuheros' Fountain by Jim Phillips

 

A Good Play in the Surf Day by Jim Phillips

 

South of Scranton by Jim Phillips

 

Just Walking By by Jim Phillips

 

Beach Baby by Jim Phillips

 

Under the Bridge by Jim Phillips