Jim Phillips
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  • Jacksonville, NC
  • United States
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Almost Everyone

"That's one smart looking group!"
Oct 28, 2013
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"Jim thank for posting the great photos from Southport last weekend!"
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"Make it to the National Paint Out in Southport, NC. It was a perfect day for painting and the folks in Southport were terrific hosts."
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"Photos are a paint out at Gail Taylor's home on Bear Creek, Hubert, NC. Bit of rain early but it turned out to be a nice day."
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Participants in Palo Alto Paintout

"Wow, looks like you might have some up and coming painters.  Nice group shot!"
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"Very much appreciated Scott, maybe that college education and 38 years as a commercial artist finally paid off....LOL   Really did appreciate your very kind comment on the arrangement of my page, thank you.  "
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"Wow James nice personal page you got here, I think it is the most creative I've seen! Scott"
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Me painting

"Real men paint plein air with their sunglasses on!  I have done this myself many times, just don't use the orange ones."
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Historic Palo Alto Plantation Home at 1706 Belgrade Rd. Swansboro, NC

April 21, 2013 from 12pm to 7pm
The OOPS groups of Jacksonville, NC will be painting at the Palo Alto Plantation Home in Swansboro as our monthly paint out. As always we open our doors to invite all interested plein aire painters.See More
Apr 5, 2013

  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. 

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 40-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 both watercolor and 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.

I belong and support two of my local Arts Councils, one here in Onslow County and the other in adjoining Carteret County.

I have artwork presented on both redbubble.com and fineartsamerica.com with a full range of ways to purchase printed versions of my artwork, however I do sell original artwork and accept commission work as well.  I can be contacted via my email at n2art202@hotmail.com  You may also want to visit my website at http://jim-phillips.artistwebsites.com

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At 5:25pm on September 19, 2013, Scott Boyle -admin said…

Jim thank for posting the great photos from Southport last weekend!

At 8:00pm on April 7, 2013, Scott Boyle -admin said…

Wow James nice personal page you got here, I think it is the most creative I've seen!

Scott

 
 
 

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