John David Phillips, Artist of the Taj

john-david-phillips-portrait“All of my paintings are inspired by the effects of light on a place and how it creates a sense of connection to that landscape. That happens in a very personal way for each of us.”

John David Phillips was born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1955. His first memories are of the open vistas and changing skies of the American Southwest.  John began painting at the age of eight, inspired to capture on canvas his impressions of natural beauty wherever he lived; in the Southwest, California, Australia, Texas, and Asia .  He now lives in the  Colorado foothills, painting both in-studio and en plein air.   His goal as an artist is share the many moods inspired by nature.

Artist’s Email: phillipsstudio@msn.com

Artist’s website: http://www.johndavidphillips.com/

PUBLICATIONS

Phillips’ article “Chamisa in Taos” was featured in the July 2007 issue of American Art Collector Magazine.

Work featured in the July 2007 issue of American Art Collector Magazine, Spring 2007 issue of American Artist’s Workshop Magazine.  

Feature article on Phillips’ Colorado Painting Workshop in Spring 2007 issue of American Artist’s Workshop Magazine.

“The paintings of Colorado artist John David Phillips show an overriding concern for conveying the mood of a scene.  He has a unique approach to lighting, composition and perspective.” – Southwest Art Magazine 

Work featured in Southwest Art’s October 2002 Collector Issue

The paintings of Colorado artist John David Phillips show an overriding concern for conveying the mood of a scene.  He has a unique approach to lighting, composition and perspective.”  —Southwest Art Magazine

Work featured in Art Talk’s December 1999 issue “Eight Young Artists Worth Knowing in the New Millenium”

“John David Phillips’ landscape subjects span a much wider range than can be seen in any one image. They literally go from the darkest of dark scenes, full of mood, to light snow scenes. Drama is evident in his work. Phillips is drawn to unusually lit subjects, and patches of wildly vivid color infuse sometimes otherwise neutral scenes.  In short, his work is distinctive.” – Art Talk Newspaper

Paintings featured in 5280 Denver’s Mile High Magazine.

Featured in Southwest Art Magazine’s December 1999 article “New Directions in Realism”

HIGHLIGHTS

Phillips’ article “Chamisa in Taos” in the July 2007 issue of American Art Collector Magazine

Phillips’ painting “Golden Evening” 36” X 48” is on display in lobby of U.S. Congressional offices, Washington D.C.

Best of show 2005 Plein Air New Mexico Invitational Exhibit, Ventana Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe

Several of Phillips’ landscapes are on display in the Governor’s Office of the Colorado State Capitol Building

Phillips’ painting “From the Top” was purchased by the Denver Art Museum in 2004

Phillips’ work was featured in Southwest Art Magazine’s October 2002 Collector Issue, “Landscape Collections Across the West”

Phillips teaches in-depth painting workshops for Art in the Aspens Workshops, Pueblo

GALLERIES

Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO www.marywilliamsfinearts.com

Art Images & Art at the Loft – Willoughby Galleries, Denver www.artimagesgalleries.com

Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM www.totalartsgallery.com

AWARDS

2013 Winner of Coutts Museum Juror’s Award, 7th Annual Paint the Parks Mini Competition

 “Golden Evening”, 36″X48″ on display in U.S. Congressional Offices, Washingtion D.C.

Best of Show 2005 Plein Air New Mexico Invitational Exhibit, Ventana Fine Art, Santa Fe

“From the Top”, 18″X24″ was purchased by the Denver Art Museum in 2004

2005-2014 Sangre de Cristo Art’s “Representing the West” Invitational Exhibit, Pueblo, CO

1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2014 OPA National Exhibitions, 2009 OPA Western Exhibit

 

John’s works will be on display at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO, in the Rotunda, from September 19th to October 9th.

 Clear Creek Canyon Park, “Clear Creek Vista”, oil on canvas

Matthews/Winters Park, unnamed, oil on canvas

South Valley Park, unnamed, oil on canvas

 

About the author /


Michelle Poolet

PLAN Jeffco Board Member. Michelle Poolet is a relative new-comer to PLAN Jeffco, but not to the world of volunteer work. She has been on the Board of PLAN Jeffco since 2008, and in that time has worked hard to ensure the success of various PJ conferences and events. She is part of the PLAN Jeffco web content subcommittee, and liaisons between the PLAN Jeffco Board and the Open Space Advisory Committee. Her “day job” is as President and Chief Enterprise Architect of Mount Vernon Data Systems, a BBB A+ accredited database consulting company. Michelle lives on Lookout Mountain, in unincorporated JeffCo, with her best pal, TessaRose the collie, with whom she enjoys daily trekking in the forests.

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