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
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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.
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