21 Under 31 | Chris S. Phillips


ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the Pensacola Christian College in Florida.

STYLE: My work is primarily representational.

Porchlight, oil, 12 x 20.

MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I would say it is my brushwork. The application of paint can always say a great deal about an artist’s work.

SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: I have always enjoyed ancient history. At one point I was considering pursuing a Ph.D. in history.

BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: The artist and teacher John F. Carlson said in his landscape book, 
“In art, intentions have no place, only results.” These words have had a profound impact on my work.

CREATIVE SPARK: I have always been inspired by God’s wonderful creation. The more that I paint, the more I am aware of the endless possibilities ever present in nature.

ONE THING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU: I favor the Scandinavian cultures in my work, namely Icelandic.

FUTURE GOALS: I am pursuing a career in gallery art and teaching art.

PRICE RANGE: $240 to $4,500.

REPRESENTATION: www.chrisphillipsfineart.com.

Featured in September 2011.