Starting his career as
a successful illustrator in Chicago, Phil was drawn to the world
of fine art in 1980 when he arrived in Scottsdale, Arizona. A
colorist with a painterly style who stresses harmony in his artwork,
Phil studied at the American Academy of Fine Art in Chicago.
He is a versatile artist who specializes in figurative work.
Phil's love for animals is apparent in his work, and animals
appear in most of his painting as he brings them to life on canvas.
Phil's predominant medium is oil , but he is also known for his
speed and accuracy in his beautiful drawings.
Phil has been an instructor at
the Scottsdale Artist School for over twenty years, and has also
taught workshops around the country, where his talents are sought
after as an instructor and lecturer. His paintings have garnered
numerous awards and hang in many private and corporate collections
throughout the United States and abroad. Phil has been honored
with the highest awards presented in several different museum
shows, including Gold Medal in oil, Best in Show, Artist Choice
Award, and the prestigious Goodman Award for best oil painting
in the show. Cheyenne's Old West Museum honored Phil in 2008
with the Museum Purchase Award for his painting Cowboy School
. The painting was also selected for the limited print for 2009.
The Museum Purchase was again given to Phil in 2011 for his painting
He has been featured in Southwest
Art Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, Western Horseman and
several other publications.
Phil lives with his artist wife,
Marty, in Scottsdale, Arizona. His passion for painting is never
ending, and it is truly that, a passion.