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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.




 

Smokey Mountain Trail by Jim Phillips

 

Lost in Mississippi by Jim Phillips

 

Country Lane by Jim Phillips

 

Nobody's at the Fish Camp by Jim Phillips

 

Garden Table by Jim Phillips

 

Summer Dream by Jim Phillips

 

The Ivy Landmark by Jim Phillips

 

Family Meeting by Jim Phillips

 

Gull's Playground by Jim Phillips

 

The Early Snow by Jim Phillips

 

Gull's View of Hatteras by Jim Phillips

 

Something Old Something New by Jim Phillips

 

Small and Quaint Marina by Jim Phillips

 

Away From Her Chores by Jim Phillips

 

Good Look'n Couple by Jim Phillips

 

Autumn Walk by Jim Phillips

 

The Right Invitation by Jim Phillips

 

Knockouts by Jim Phillips

 

Waves by Jim Phillips

 

Southwest Landscape by Jim Phillips

 

Contrasting Daisies by Jim Phillips

 

The Courtyard by Jim Phillips

 

Backyard Beauties by Jim Phillips

 

Wilderness Falls by Jim Phillips

 

Ready to Fish by Jim Phillips

 

Carolina Wetlands by Jim Phillips

 

American Farmhouse by Jim Phillips

 

Around the Bend by Jim Phillips

 

10 Going On 21 by Jim Phillips

 

Protestant Chapel at USMC Camp Lejeune by Jim Phillips

 

Best Friends by Jim Phillips

 

Forest Lights by Jim Phillips

 

Wild Things by Jim Phillips

 

Vase Full of Sunshine by Jim Phillips

 

The Arrangement by Jim Phillips

 

The Smokies by Jim Phillips

 

Dig and They Will Come by Jim Phillips

 

Let's Find Some Shrimp by Jim Phillips

 

Flock of Daisies by Jim Phillips

 

Impression of Venice by Jim Phillips

 

Make the Time by Jim Phillips

 

Have a Nice Do Nothing Day by Jim Phillips

 

Intercoastal Waterway by Jim Phillips

 

First Tee by Jim Phillips

 

The Back 40 by Jim Phillips

 

Breezy Blue Skies by Jim Phillips

 

Closer to the Ocean by Jim Phillips

 

Sunny Day in Charleston by Jim Phillips