John David Phillips

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 California, Australia, Texas, Colorado, and Indonesia where he lived.  He earned a Masters degree (business and economics) and worked in business while privately following his passion for painting and continuing to develop his skills as an artist.  He settled in the Colorado foothills west of Denver and paints both in his studio and outdoors on location en plein air.  His goal as an artist is to share the many moods inspired by nature.  John is represented by Total Arts Gallery, Taos, Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, and Willoughby Galleries, Denver.

"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


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 “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
  • “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

Highlights:

  • 2013 Winner of Coutts Museum Juror’s Award, 7th Annual Paint the Parks Mini Competition
  • Phillips' article "Chamisa in Taos" was featured in the July 2007 issue of American Art Collector Magazine.
  • Phillips' Colorado Painting Workshop was featured in the Spring 2007 American Artist's Workshop Magazine
  • "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
  • Work featured in Southwest Art's October 2002 Collector Issue
  • 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
  • Featured in Southwest Art's 1999 issue, "New Directions in Realism" 


Other Major Exhibitions include:

  • 2005 through 2010 Sangre de Cristo Arts’ “Representing the West”
  • invitational Exhibit, Pueblo, Colorado
  • 2009 Oil Painters of America Western Exhibition, Seattle
  • 2005 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Chicago
  • 2004 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition Award of Excellence, Chicago
  • 2002 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Chicago
  • 2000 OPA Exhibition in Carmel
  • 1997 OPA Exhibition in Taos
  • 1997 OPA Award of Excellence, Mountain Regional Exhibit, Park City, Utah


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

Featured in Southwest Art Magazine’s December 1999 article
“New Directions in Realism”
Paintings featured in 5280 Denver’s Mile High Magazine

"Golden Evening", 36"X48" on display in U.S. Congressional Office, 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

Work featured in Southwest Art's October 2002 Collector Issue

2005-2013 Sangre de Cristo Art's "Representing the West" Invitational Exhibit, Pueblo, CO

2009 OPA Western Exhibit, Seattle

1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, OPA National Exhibitions

Featured in Southwest Art's 1999 issue, "New Directions in Realism"