alan phillips

Fine Art Paintings Celebrating Salt, Sea and Air.

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alan phillips Posted Artwork 
6 days ago 
Once Upon A Time In Florida by alan phillips
Oil 24" x 36
 
 

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
11 days ago 
Setting It Up by alan phillips
Oil 16 x 20
 
 

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
21 days ago 
Easy Sunday by alan phillips
Oil 12 x 24
 
 

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
24 days ago 
Surf Cat by alan phillips
Oil 12 x 16"
 
Atlantic Beach Hobie Cat color study
 

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Song Of The Sea Series by alan phillips
Oil 12 x 16"
 
 

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Loving Hanna by alan phillips
Oil 48 x 36
 
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Kathryn Hansen  likes this
Kathryn Hansen 2 months ago
I love this piece Alan...his eye just draws you right in and love that palm tree behind him!!! Gorgeous painting!!
alan phillips 2 months ago
Oh, thank you so much my talented friend!! Such a beautiful place, such beautiful creatures - preaching to the choir I know! Lol!
Dianna Anderson  likes this
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Kimberly Wurster 2 months ago
Really cool piece! Beautiful!
alan phillips 2 months ago
Thank you Dianna!
alan phillips 2 months ago
Thank you Tammy!
alan phillips 2 months ago
Thank you Terri!
alan phillips 2 months ago
Hi Kimberly, thank you so much! I know how much you adore the birds!!
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alan phillips 2 months ago
Thank you Robert!

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Sunrise Bait Run by alan phillips
Oil 16 x 20
 
Hi everybody, welcome. Just off the easel!! Sunrise Bait Run oil on canvas 16 x 20 (available)?? Back when I was learning how to fish here in Florida, went and bought myself a cast net - and some fiddler crab imitations for my flyrod. (a bit different than in New England) ?? I taught myself (along with Youtube) how to throw a cast net. I felt like I was doin' ok, I could get a dozen mullet or so on each throw and more than enough shrimp to feed the reds. So one day I'm throwin' the net and a guy walks up to me and asks, How long you been throwin' the net? Couple a months I say, proudly. Want me to show you how to do it properly? he asked with a smile. I had to laugh!?? Well, I'm coach-able if I'm anything. Boy, was he good at it - perfect circle every time, a net full of wigglin' bait too!!?????? I watch these guys who make their daily bread do this - and well, they are artists, grace, precision and bait with every throw.?? And if you are looking for a one of a kind gift or a great print for your home or office come by https://fineartamerica.com/artists/3+alan+phillips ?????? Thank you for looking at my art today. Art 2019 Alan PhillipsDig the posts? Share with a friend or two!!
 

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Sunset Serenade by alan phillips
Oil 12 x 9
 
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alan phillips 3 months ago
Thank you Sagnik and thank you Kathy!
alan phillips 2 months ago
Thank you Sagnik!

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
6 months ago 
Royal Attention by alan phillips
Oil 18 x 24
 
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Kimberly Wurster 6 months ago
Nice work Alan!
alan phillips 6 months ago
Thank you Kim!
alan phillips 6 months ago
Thank you Debbie!
Susan Abell  likes this
alan phillips 6 months ago
Thank you Susan!!
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alan phillips Posted Artwork 
6 months ago 
Morning Stretch by alan phillips
Oil 18 x 24"
 
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Sabrina Stiles  likes this
Debbie Hughbanks  likes this
alan phillips 6 months ago
Thank you Debbie! Thank you Sabrina!!
Sagnik Biswas  likes this
alan phillips 3 months ago
Thank you Sagnik!

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
Sunday Sanctuary by alan phillips
36" x 48"
 
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Dianna Anderson  likes this
alan phillips 8 months ago
Thank you Dianna Anderson!
Sabrina Stiles  likes this
alan phillips 8 months ago
Thank you Sabrina Stiles!!
Sagnik Biswas  likes this
alan phillips 3 months ago
Thank you Sagnik!

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
11 months ago 
Our Planet Our Table by alan phillips
Watercolor 19 x 14
 
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Dianna Anderson  likes this
alan phillips 11 months ago
Thank you Dianna Anderson!
Sabrina Stiles  likes this
alan phillips 11 months ago
Thank you Sabrina Stiles!
Sharon Repple  likes this
alan phillips 11 months ago
Thank you Sharon Repple!!
Mary Detwiler  likes this
alan phillips 11 months ago
Thank you Mary Detwiler!
Sagnik Biswas  likes this
alan phillips 8 months ago
Thank you Sagnik Biswas!

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
12 months ago 
Coastal Conversations by alan phillips
Oil 16 x 20
 
Another Atlantic Beach Classic!
 1 Like
Debbie Hughbanks  likes this
alan phillips 12 months ago
Thank you Debbie!
roseline adams 12 months ago
l am Miss Rosaline Adams ,and your proflie cut my heart i will like you to get back to me as soon as you can email me [email protected] [email protected] Yours faithful. Miss Rosaline Adams

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
12 months ago 
The Sweet Release by alan phillips
Oil 15" x 40
 
 1 Like
Sabrina Stiles  likes this
alan phillips 12 months ago
Thank you Sabrina!

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
13 months ago 
Seems She Stepped Away From Her Desk For A Moment by alan phillips
Oil 16 x 20
 
 1 Like
Margie Murray  likes this
alan phillips 13 months ago
Thank you Margie!!

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
13 months ago 
The Indian by alan phillips
Oil 30" x 40"
 
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Debbie Hughbanks  likes this
alan phillips 13 months ago
Thank you Debbie!
alan phillips 13 months ago
Thank you Debbie!
Sabrina Stiles  likes this
alan phillips 12 months ago
Thank you Sabrina!!

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
13 months ago 
Clouds At Play In The Skies Of Saint Augustine by alan phillips
Oil 16 x 20"
 
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Karene Infranco  likes this
alan phillips 13 months ago
Thank you Karene!
Dianna Anderson  likes this
alan phillips 13 months ago
Thank you Dianna!

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
14 months ago 
Yukon Quest by alan phillips
30" x 20"
 
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Dianna Anderson  likes this
alan phillips 14 months ago
Thank you Dianna!
Sabrina Stiles  likes this
alan phillips 14 months ago
Thank you Sabrina!

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
15 months ago 
Kingsley Dusk by alan phillips
12" x 16"
 
 

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
15 months ago 
Floating On A Sunny Morning Breeze by alan phillips
26.5 x 26.5
 
 1 Like
Katherine Galbraith  likes this
alan phillips 15 months ago
Thank you Katherine Galbraith!

 
alan phillips Posted Artwork 
15 months ago 
Bella Rive Tricolor Heron. by alan phillips
Oil 16 x 20
 
I had seen a few of this variety of heron but I had not seen one in breeding plumage. Lol, I thought I discovered a new marsh bird! Just love the markings on this magnificent wader.
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alan phillips 15 months ago
Thank you Dianna Anderson, Lee Copen and Kimberly Wurster!
Dave Ivey  likes this
Sabrina Stiles  likes this
alan phillips 15 months ago
Thank you Dave Ivey
alan phillips 15 months ago
Thank you Sabrina Stiles!!

 



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My source of inspiration is nature. Irresistible. I live to be outside in or near the water. My connection to the sea comes from my  family roots.  Three of my grandparents were born and raised on Prince Edward Island in Canada. My own immediate experiences came from summers on Lake Winnipesauke in New Hampshire and Thompson Lake in Maine, the shore in West Yarmouth and Dennis where we had a place down on Cape Cod Massachusetts. Lobster rolls and steamers were the foods that fueled my adventures up in Ogunquit, Kennebunkport and Portland Maine.
 
These were the origins of my love for harbors and boats. Wooden Cat boats, Garwood and Chris Craft mahogany runabouts, Schooners, Yawls, Sloops, Tugboats and Lobster boats somehow called me to the water. I think they represent  freedom. They are a metaphor as is the ocean, somehow tangible and imaginary of journeys taken and those yet to come. I am the harbor model of Huck Finn.
 
My adventures have steered me to Kauai, Maui, Castine, St. Maarten, Camden, Lake Champlain, Vancouver, Quebec, Toronto, Thousand Islands, St. Augustine, Atlantic Beach, Mayport Fernandina, Long Island Sound, Newport Rhode Island and Newport Beach California, Laguna, Santa Monica and La Jolla always searching for the next surprise. The lakes, the ponds and rivers from the Susquehanna in Pennsylvania, ponds in London, Central Park New York, the Boston  Public Gardens, the Tullieries Gardens in Paris and the children’s pond boats, the Charles River in Boston is where I learned to sail, the Mystic River in Connecticut,  the St. Johns in Florida, the Hudson and St. Lawrence Rivers are all fodder for my  vision on canvas.
 
My art heroes are Manet, Degas, Velazquez, Monet, Sargent, Hopper, Wyeth, Sarolla, Chase, Hasaam, Dekooning, Motherwell, Diebenkorn, Thiebaud, Fischl,  Hiendel, Fuchs, Schwartz, Vermeer, Saville and Homer just to name a few [...]

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