Jim Phillips


Jacksonville, NC


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, 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 or the state's site at

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