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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.




 

kj's Neighborhood by Jim Phillips

 

A Different Version by Jim Phillips

 

Snowbound by Jim Phillips

 

Catch by Jim Phillips

 

Ramsau Parish by Jim Phillips

 

Geranium Bloom by Jim Phillips

 

Lula by Jim Phillips

 

Safe Harbor by Jim Phillips

 

Freddy by Jim Phillips

 

Trust by Jim Phillips

 

September Rose by Jim Phillips

 

The Discovery by Jim Phillips

 

A Cutting of Gladiolas by Jim Phillips

 

Now Its Yard Art by Jim Phillips

 

Must Be Swimming by Jim Phillips

 

Taking A Break by Jim Phillips

 

Sisters by Jim Phillips

 

Queen of the Swamp by Jim Phillips

 

Old Baldy by Jim Phillips

 

Breezy Day at Sea by Jim Phillips

 

The Other View of Hatteras by Jim Phillips

 

Post and the Rose by Jim Phillips

 

My Gull by Jim Phillips

 

My Favorite Corner by Jim Phillips

 

First Mate by Jim Phillips

 

Peony Blooms by Jim Phillips

 

Backyard Condo by Jim Phillips

 

Blue Heron by Jim Phillips

 

Eb and Flo's Steamhouse by Jim Phillips

 

Wetland Taxi by Jim Phillips

 

Birds Eye View by Jim Phillips

 

Pink Rose by Jim Phillips

 

If The Hat Fits... by Jim Phillips

 

Casting For Bait by Jim Phillips

 

Where Did They Go by Jim Phillips

 

Beach Construction by Jim Phillips

 

Ginny by Jim Phillips

 

Single White Rose by Jim Phillips

 

Pretty in Pink by Jim Phillips

 

Sound Side Dock by Jim Phillips

 

Coneheads by Jim Phillips

 

Mojo and Tazmo by Jim Phillips

 

The Marina by Jim Phillips

 

American Spring by Jim Phillips

 

Isabel's Kids by Jim Phillips

 

Keep Off The Grass by Jim Phillips

 

Forced to Retire by Jim Phillips

 

Springtime at the Old Mill by Jim Phillips