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Ocean City Arts Center

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2018 October Exhibition:

Oil Paintings
By: Rick Phillips
October 1 - 31
"Meet the Artist" Reception:
Friday, October 12, 7pm - 8:30pm

About the Rick... 

Oil painter Rick Phillips, is a native of the Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Claymont, Delaware, where he teaches at the Delaware College of Art and Design. In 2012, Rick founded the Darley Arts Center, a gallery for visual artists and a center for Art Education and workshops. A graduate with honors from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Rick has studied under renowned artists, Henry Koerner and Flavia Zortea. After graduation, Rick joined the advertising firm of Depersico Design Group as an illustrator. He worked there for more than a decade. His accomplishments as an artist include many commissioned works for Bank of America, Campbell Soup Company, Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals, as well as private collections.

About the Show...
Rick's work is reminiscent of the 19th century painters. He uses his knowledge of light and color to create atmosphere you can almost touch and smell. Painting en plein aire is almost a religious experience for Rick. Using hard and soft edges selectively he develops the feeling of moisture, wind and the warmth of the sun in his wonderful paintings. Rick is drawn to painting en plein aire as well as alla prima paintings of the human figure and landscapes. In the city, in the country, or working on a still life, he gets to the heart of his subjects with loose and bravura brushstrokes, elegant and evocative color, and a unique sense of mood. He has studied at Studio Incammanati, Delaware College of Art and Design, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He is an active member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club and the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts.